Today SEAT hold a graduation rite for a initial Class of apprentices lerned with a company’s new twin Vocational Training model. The 45 graduates, who have successfully finished a three-year march of studies of Middle Grade vocational training, will join a association with an open-ended agreement starting on 1st Jul next.
Also, for a initial time, a students’ education have performed central approval not usually in Spain from a Catalan government’s (Generalitat) Department of Education, though also in Germany from a German Chamber of Commerce for Spain. Students have had to pass a examinations of both institutions in sequence to obtain these double qualifications.
The graduation rite was attended by Irene Rigau, Catalan supervision Minister for Education; Marie Antonia von Schönburg, Assistant Director of a German Chamber of Commerce for Spain, in further to other institutional representatives.
SEAT was represented in addresses given by Dr. Francisco Javier García Sanz, Chairman of a Board of Directors; Jürgen Stackmann, Chairman of a Executive Committee; and Josef Schelchshorn, Executive Vice-President for Human Resources. All speakers recognized a value of twin training for a merger of plain knowledge and veteran qualifications, and awarded prizes to a best apprentices in any speciality.
SEAT has been providing twin vocational training given a educational year 2012-2013, and is a pioneering association in a doing of this complement in Spain. Based on a German system, it combines equal measures of fanciful and unsentimental training in a possess centre, a Apprentices School, with work in a company’s prolongation plants.
A singular model, 5 opposite professions
The students graduating currently have specialised in one of a 5 Middle Grade professions offering by SEAT – industrial mechanic, die mechanic, electrical mechanic, automation wiring technician and automotive electrical mechanic. During this period, all students have been given a training and tutelage work agreement and have perceived monthly remuneration. For a subsequent educational year 2014-2015, some-more than 900 possibilities have pre-registered to win one of a 60 places on offer from a training centre so as to entrance a initial year of studies.