Practical Guide to implement FPDual in City Councils

This report explains the process of implementing dual VET within city councils in order to facilitate its extension. It is based on the experience of 12 municipalities that already have dual VET students. The study looks upon how the initiative comes about, how it was implemented, what barriers have been detected and what proposals are there to improve the experience. As a synthesis of these experiences and other complementary information, a series of tools are presented to accompany and facilitate the adoption and extension of the dual VET to local bodies. It highlights a small guide that includes arguments favorable to the impulse of this mode, a summary of steps to be taken to host dual students and an orientation calendar with the most relevant technical information.

International conference and benchmarking on Dual VET

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, sponsored by BCN Vocational Education and Training Foundation and Barcelona Activa. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Joan Subirats, Barcelona’s councillor of Culture, Education and Science, Ms. Montserrat Ballarín, on behalf of Barcelona Metropolitan Area, and Fabián Mohedano, president of the Vocational Training Council of Catalonia. 

The main VET leaders of cities such as Montreal, Dublin, Espoo, Brussels and Munich participated in this conference. Their talks focused on how to disseminate different models, successful initiatives and ways to influence vocational training and dual VET system at the municipal level.

During the conference, a round table was also held in which the municipalities of Molins de Rei, Barcelona, ​​Cornellà de Llobregat, Viladecans and Granollers presented their experiences and assessment of having promoted dual training positions within their respective City Councils.

This conference was of great interest for the educational community. It was attended by some 300 people, mainly from municipalities and other administrations, training centers, companies and social agents.

Document Benchmarking

VET and future trends. Professional profiles and emerging sectors

In this study, you will find a description of employment opportunities and job requirements.

The following content is currently only available in Catalan. The English version will be available soon.


BCN Vocational Education and Training Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation have initiated a joined project to study the challenges of VET within the discussion proposals framework of Palau Macaya.


The project aims to explore the challenges and the future of Vocational and Education Training in the next few years. It involves participation of all relevant agents and it calls for specific proposals for shared work.

Table’s content


The Monitor, in collaboration with Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona, IERMB (Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies) has developed the study, “The entrepreneurial activity of people with VET studies GEM-Catalonia.

The novelty of this study lies in its focus on entrepreneurship from the perspective of vocational training. Data have been drawn from GEM – Catalonia (Catalan Monitor for Company Creation: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor). The study has provided relevant information about the profiles of Catalan entrepreneurs and their contribution to the economy. 

One of its most remarkable results is the increase in entrepreneurial activity among graduates in vocational training despite the current economic crisis.

Download study here in pdf format

Young people with educational or employment insertion needs. 

The objective of this study is to identify how many young people aged 16 -24 in Barcelona neither work nor study, to establish their sociodemographic traits and, when possible, to determine their geographical location in the city. 

The study has identified an estimated 17,038 youth – 13.2% of the young population in this age range. One of the conclusions is the importance of supporting the city’s youth in the educational and labor transition stages.