Comprehensive models in initial vocational training for the care of vulnerable youths

On December 2, the report“Comprehensive models of socio-educational intervention with vulnerable students: a case study of Basic Vocational Training in Europe and Spain“, carried out by the Studies and Social Innovation Area of the Tomillo Foundation, was presented.

This study, funded by the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030, has been carried out with the aim of identifying, highlighting and analyzing comprehensive and innovative initiatives developed in Europe and Spain in the field of VET or its equivalent whose objective is to improve the opportunities of vulnerable young people.

Thus, the challenge posed for this study has been to collect and compile information on four models that are currently being implemented, Norte Joven and Peñascal Kooperatiba in Spain and Cometa Formazione and the Second Chance School of Matosinhos in Europe, transcending a theoretical approach and trying to unravel their most valuable elements for their success in improving the opportunities of young people in vulnerable situations.

Ángel Serrano, general director of the Tomillo Foundation, opened the presentation. This was followed by Irene Psifidou, an expert in vocational education and training at CEDEFOP (European Center for the Development of Vocational Education and Training). The Tomillo Foundation’s Social Studies and Innovation area presented the study.