The AMB (Metropolitan Area of Barcelona) and the BCN Professional Training Foundation have publicly presented this Friday the nine winning projects of the 3rd edition of the MetròpolisFPLab, held during the 2020-2021 academic year.

This year, 9 companies and 27 VET centers from the metropolis of Barcelona have participated. Nine winning projects of the third edition are recognized, among which there is a virtual assistant for patients in hospitals, as well as a smart mat that identifies the passengers of a bus to control the ascents and descents.

MetròpolisFPLab is an innovation project that we promote together with the AMB, with the aim of highlighting the talent of Vocational Training students and bringing them closer to the labor market. It aims to promote the acquisition of key competences and promote the employment of young people, through an open innovation methodology in a real environment.

In this edition, 700 vocational training students from the metropolis of Barcelona have participated, which have been organized into 200 work teams. As in previous editions, students have faced challenges posed by each of the collaborating companies in order to find solutions to their needs.

Creativity and innovation have once again marked this edition, with curious proposals, such as the holding of Olympic Games that bring together the 17 objectives of the 2030 agenda, a virtual assistant for patients in hospitals, a virtual gymkhana through the social networks, or a smart mat that detects the identity of passengers traveling on a bus and automatically opens the doors.

The companies that have proposed challenges to the MetròpolisFPLab3 and the winning teams are:

CompanyChallengeWinning teamProject
2030 AgendaHow can we get young people to better understand the 2030 Agenda and get involved to achieve it?“DICA Team”, from the Institut Esteve Terrades of CornellàSustainability workshops given in schools to explain what the SDGs are.
Aigües de BarcelonaHow can we promote the responsible consumption of water and food to reduce waste?“Earthfocus”, from Escola del Treball of BarcelonaWater-related awareness workshops for young people
TMBHow can we improve the user experience to reduce the concern generated at bus stops regarding schedules, incidents, etc.?“Dream Team”, from Institut Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia of Sant Joan DespíInteractive screen at bus stops
Catalan Institute of OncologyHow can we welcome a patient from the ICO so that they know how to act in the virtual healthcare part?“Dream Team”, from Escuela Santísima Trinidad of Barcelona, ​​ & “Macacos Team”, from Gimbernat Formación of Sant Cugat del VallèsDual function of the project: web page + application and follow-up of the patient
Garcia FauraWhat reusable packaging system can we use to protect and truck the windows and facades we manufacture?“…” from Escola Massana de BarcelonaModular system for window protection
PEMBHow can we educate young people and make their breakfasts healthier and more sustainable?“Esteve Terradas  Finances PEMB 1”, from Institut Esteve Terradas i Illa of Cornellà de LlobregatMobile app with exclusive recipes and interactive videos so that students can follow routines of healthy habits
Circuit of CatalunyaHow can we position Circuit of Catalonia through our communication channels to reach a younger audience?“Skynet guys”, from Institut Provençana of Hospitalet de LlobregatVirtual gymkhana through the different spaces of the Circuit
Barcelona’s Port

What technical system can be implemented on the bus that crosses the Port so that users respect the areas for getting on and off at the stops?“JYL”, from Institut Joan Brossa of BarcelonaElectronic mat that identifies passengers and enables them to get off the vehicle in restricted areas
MB92How can we effectively collect floating debris in shipyards taking into account that there are usually moored boats?Desert Desert

The students of the nine winning teams obtain a scholarship of € 1,000 to develop project ideas within these companies for two months, between September and November 2021.

MetropolisFPLab: business innovation to promote the employment of young people.

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Consolidating your project, consolidating your future

It opens the door to entrepreneurship as a professional outlet. It encourages your resilience and develops soft skills such as creativity, trust and assertiveness to face the challenges that are presented to you.Empting is also an option.
Thanks to the collaboration between the BCN Professional Training Foundation, Netmentora Catalunya and the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya, we will select 10 projects that will be able to access the knowledge and networking of the main company leaders of Catalonia. An opportunity to develop your project and promote the economy of territories and job creation.
Load your experience backpack and lead your future into personal and professional success
Access to knowledge and networking of first-class company leaders who, through a networked accompanying methodology, will help you to bring your business to the next level.
At your disposal
: Duration: Up to 4 months
# Cost 0: (assuming network)
primer First level business accompany to increase the viability of your project and your skills as a leader
# Business Leaders connection to expand your network of contacts
# Access to knowledge spaces and netwokring between company leaders
‘ It is eligible to be awarded Netmentora for 2 years and without cost
Selection criteria
Aquesta This courser or have studied Vocational Training
# Businesses with job generation potential: 6-15 jobs at 3-5 years old
# Recent creation: 6 months to 3 years on the market
majoritària Most dedicated members of the project, majority control and active role in the company
1 With the required funding for +/- 1 year of activity
# With Business Plan (in whatever format

The Internationalisation of VET Education will also innovate

The Foundation BCN Professional Training, together with the European Mesh of FP, UPC and the address and some companies of the Port of Barcelona took part in the “Congress of the Americas on International Nurture” (CAEI), celebrated in Bogota of the 23 at the October 25, 2019, where presented the educational Hub of the Port of Barcelona as a example of good practices at superior nurture. This event gave us the opportunity to deepen at the internationalisation of the FP further of Europa, so much for the mobility of students and professorship, how for the conjoint development of projects of ken and innovation.

At this sense it is necessary to excel a possible road of collaboration with SENATI, the technical institution of more professional training big of the Peru that achieves three levels of training: operative technician, technical professional and technological professional and fosters the dual learning. This institution forms in addition to 90,000 students by the year at more of 70 technical careers endorsed by a National Committee composed by representatives of the most important industries of the country. Our contacts with this organism have permitted us establish the guidelines to sign a Memorandum of Entente with distinct lines of collaboration.

The virtualitat as a ongoing strategic line and future of collaboration that the new requirements of work created by the Covid 19 have speeded makes that projects like Metropoles FP Lab, companies simulated (together with Foundation Inform) or the good practices of the Hubs of ken have at this context an opportunity renewed

Creation of a Bank of Good practices and a guide of Prospectiva of VET in Catalonia

Catalonia’s VET Council has commissioned BCN Vocational Training Foundation to prepare a document or resources bank of VET good practices. This document seeks to become a guide for the VET sector and will be implemented by the Catalan VET Council throughout Catalonia.

For preparing this guide or prospecting report model within the framework of the priorities for the promotion of the Vocational Education and Training and Qualification System – VETCAT System- we wish to highlight the following main objectives: a) establish a quality control of the resources for prospecting professional training and qualification needs, b) define quality, methodological and formal standards, c) collect opinions from experts and recipients to optimize the design and development of the guide.

Likewise, we will carry out a wide dissemination task to publicize the guide and the prospecting report model.

Guide your future

The COVID-19 impact on health and the economy will change the occupational map

and will force many to reinvent themselves and change the focus of their professional itinerary.

It is a good time to acquire new practical and flexible skills conducive to widen our professional goals. VET educating can offer us those skills.

VET (initial, continuous and occupational) will become central for sectors such as logistics and distribution, e-commerce, technology and the digital world, industry, research and social and health services.

Find the offer for this training at:

Map of Training and Occupational Resources in Barcelona

VET Guide to BCN and BCN Metropolitan Area:

What to study in Catalonia

Novetats premis FP Emprèn

11a edition of the Prizes FPemprèn

We start de 11a edition of the Prizes FPemprèn, addressed at the students of FP of half grade and superior grade of the city of Barcelona and his Metropolitan Area, and furthered by the Foundation BCN Professional Formation with the support of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and of Social Business City Barcelona.

In this way, tracking the structure of a business project, reward the projects according to the following categories:

  • General Prizes:
    • It press Entrepreneur
    • It press social Economics and solidària
  • Prizes according to professional sectors:
    • It press Energy, sustainability and environment
    • It press Health, sport and welfare
    • It press Education, culture and leisure
    • Prize Hoteleria and tourism
    • It press Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation
    • Prize ICIL- Logistic Management

At modes of June of the 2020 will take place the act of delivery of prizes (pending to concretise place and date) and the terms of presentation of the candidatures are:

  • First phase: Preinscripció of the projects and participants. Until the day 18 of March of the 2020 (included)
  • Second phase: Presentation of the projects. Until the day 7 of May of the 2020 (included)

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Informative session

Novelties more excelled of this edition

Among which find the sessions of formation directed at educational of Company and Initiative Entrepreneur of centres of Barcelona and his metropolitan area, as well as also the new edition of the Prizes FPconsolida, which back project entrepreneurs with potential of future.

Day: 24 of January
Hour: 9:30 at 11:30
Place: Circle of Economics. C. Provence, 298
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2nd Annual Meeting Industrial Training Sector Committee

On November 28, 2019, the 2nd annual meeting of the Industrial Training Sector Committee (TSFI) was held. The committee was created in 2016 to promote industrial VT, in a context of transformation and digitalization of the industrial fabric by means of industry 4.0.

This meeting was held at the Learning and Innovation Campus of Teamlabs Barcelona, ​​where the LEINN degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is certified by the University of Mondragón and recognized by the Ministry of Education within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

The work session was led by 3 “Leiners” who with the “Design Thinking” methodology addressed the challenges of the Industrial Training Sector Committee for 2020. 21 people from 15 organizations participated. The 1st annual meeting took place on March 7, 2019 with 37 people from 26 organizations. It established the two work initiatives to be carried out from the TSFI for the period 2019-2020.

MetròpolisFPLab: Results of innovation projects

The first edition of the MetròpolisFPlab project has been carried out throughout the 2018-19 school year in collaboration with the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) and with the support of other local agents such as Innobaix, Port of Barcelona and the Circuit of Barcelona-Catalonia. More than 600 students from 33 VET centers have participated generating 426 ideas for the 8 challenges posed, with a total of 12 finalist projects and 6 winning teams.

On November 28, 2019, an award ceremony for winners of the 1st edition took place.

The six featured projects were the following : “Autocontrol” from centre Pàlcam por Autoterminal, ”Go Montmeló” from Escola Santísima Trinidad Circuito de Barcelona-Cataluña, “Esquitx” from INS Bonanova for aigues de Barcelona, “Co Building” from centers INS Esteve Terradas i Illa and INS Pedralbes.

Benchmarking: VET Management and dual VET international models

Last Friday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Caixa Forum hosted the “Dual VET Management: The role of Cities and Local Governments” conference, promoted by the BCN Vocational Educación and Training Foundation and Barcelona Activa. The conference was inaugurated by Barcelona’s councilor of Culture, Education and Science, Mr Joan Subirats, Ms Montserrat Ballarín on behalf of Barcelona’s Metropolitan Àrea and the president of Catalonia’s VET Council, Mr Fabián Mohedano.

The main VET leaders of cities such as Montreal, Dublin, Espoo, Brussels and Munich participated in this conference. Their contributions focused on the different available models, successful initiatives and ways of influencing professional training and the VET dual system at the municipal level.

During the conference, a panel discussion was also organized in which the municipalities of Molins de Rei, Barcelona, ​​Cornellà de Llobregat, Viladecans and Granollers presented their experience and assessment regarding the dual training positions created within the same structure of their City halls.

This conference has attracted a great interest among the educational community and local authorities. It gathered some 300 attendees, mainly from municipalities and other administrations, training centers, companies and social agents.