Specialization: With companies as of the first day.
Bet on today’s youth education: they are the workers of tomorrow!
As a result of the new labor and economic paradigms that emerged after the financial crisis of 2011, the eDuo project focuses on getting young people to at least complete intermediate level vocational training that assures their prospects for quality jobs.
Since then, in the eDuo Project, we have worked with vocational training centers to create a model in which classroom education is alternated with on-the-job training so as to reduce high dropout rates during the first year of intermediate vocational training (between 30% and 50%).
As part of our mission to continuously improve the project, in 2018 we opened the initiative to new sectors that present a significant imbalance between supply and demand (courses with high dropout rates, despite the excellent employment opportunities in those fields).
For the first year of vocational training, we have also introduced challenge-based learning, which has served as the common thread for corporate involvement and has helped participants through masterclasses and group mentoring sessions.
Co-creation of the educational challenge
Students with the aim of continuing studies
(First level professional training - 1st year)
of young participants
upon completing the
of young participants
continued studying in
the target sector*
*Data obtained from calls made to young participants from 2019-20 school year (one year after completion.)
editions held in
Social and educational
*Total accumulated over the years
Feedback from young people*
that they would
believed that the
by the company was
the eDuo project to
other young people
in the same situation
*Data obtained from satisfaction surveys conducted at the end of the program
The #eDuoExit Project through the eyes of the participants
“It has been a great experience. It’s amazing and motivating to see all the students interested in finding out how they can apply what they’re learning in a job and discovering sectors they had never even considered before.
I think it’s extremely important to remove the stigma from many professional careers and training and for young people to learn about them, as many professions have evolved with the current technological breakthroughs”.
“I signed up for Intermediate Vocational Training because I wanted to learn a trade. I found the masterclasses extremely interesting, as well as the activities on cross-cutting competencies. They teach you things you don’t normally learn in class. When I finish my Intermediate Vocational Training, I’d like to continue with Advanced Vocational Training and get an automation job at a factory or working with production systems”.
"The center’s involvement with the Project was quite satisfactory. It was the first time and the feedback from the students and the center was very positive.
Cross-cutting skills were reinforced and encounters with companies in the sector motivate students and encourage them to do their best to finish their studies”.
Young participant of the #eDuoExit Project
Enseñanza J. R. Otero mentor
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