Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

Burgos (EFE).- The president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Manueco, announced his intention to strengthen scholarships and grants for non-university education, for which the regional government will allocate 140 million a year, 3,000 euros depending on the needs of each family. help

In his speech at the official opening of the non-university academic year, Fernández Manueko recalled this Friday that the free education for children aged 2 to 3 implemented this year will be added to children aged 1 to 2 next year, which means about 2,000 per child per year. Euros can be saved.

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In addition, he recalls that half of the students get free books, saving about 300 euros per student, while the dining aid covers 75% of users.

The board chairman also highlighted the importance of free transport, from which more than 35,000 students benefit and which will be strengthened with a new transport scholarship for vocational training students, who will be able to receive training or maintenance support. Practice in remote locations.

Fernández Manueco announced a new support for the acquisition of digital devices and in his speech he also announced an important progress towards the generalization of dual professional training, which will be the model for all cycles of new implementation and will gradually expand. For those already underway, so that it ends up being the only VT model in the community before the end of this legislature

Scholarships of up to 3,000 euros according to the needs of each family

The target is to go from the current 1,500 dual VET students to 40,000; Go from 580 partner companies to 10,000 for internships; And increase the supply of FP cycles, which will go from 85 to 130.

Fernández Manueco emphasized the need for each VET center to have a training offer adapted to the region in which it is located, which would make these cycles more attractive for students and make it easier for them to find their jobs later on. the environment

The president of the Junta de Castilla y León also expressed his intention to continue improving teacher training at all educational levels, for which the Junta allocates 1,000 euros per teacher per year, the largest investment in the community of Castilla y León. .

He also emphasized the importance of digitization and recalled that all educational centers already have broadband, although the board intends that this Internet access will reach 16,000 classrooms in the community and that all centers have laptops and digital whiteboards.

Author: Pedro Sedano

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