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.