June 6, 2023

The territorial delegate of the Department of Educational Development and Vocational Training of the Junta in Huelva, Carlos Soriano, has visited the Secondary Education Institute (IES) Fuentepiñafrom the Huelva capital, to participate in the second edition of his Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Fair.

Soriano highlights the celebration of this type of activities “to create a critical spirit and make young people aware of the importance of effort, innovation and training for their future, valuing their entrepreneurial character and discoverer of Huelva”.

On the other hand, Soriano added that “these shows aim to develop skills such as creativity, communication, cooperation and trust; as well as innovating, training students in entrepreneurship methodologies and promoting student participation in this type of activity and in turn exposing the work they do together with the teachers of their center, an exhibition and a showcase for future students from other centers that want to train at IES Fuentepiña”.

«Vocational Training, through these initiatives, aims to improve the connection between educational centers and the different productive sectors, as well as to promote coordination between educational courses, consequently promoting teamwork».

The IES Fuentepiña hosted the II Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development Fair yesterday at its facilities with various activities from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It has been the second fair open to students from the province so that they know the training offer of the center, counting in turn with the collaboration of companies and entities related to training cycles.

Among the activities there has been a space for presenting the different training cycles that make up the center’s offer, as well as the professional opportunities they offer. It is precisely in this activity that the IES Fuentepiña has received visits from educational centers in the province such as IES La Marisma, IES José Caballero, IES Clara Campoamor, SAFA Funcadia and IES Alto Conquero.

The Sustainable Development Goals have been another of the axes of this initiative and in relation to them, allusive stands have been installed, and live modeling has also been carried out by the sculptor Martín Lagares.

The conferences have also had talks and activities by companies, entrepreneurs and entities related to the Vocational Training studies offered by the center to connect future professionals in full training with the world of work such as the one carried out by COCEMFE ” Personal skills for employment”.

Other agents that have to do with entrepreneurship, employability, sustainable development and employment guidance have also participated to promote an entrepreneurial initiative among students and at the same time aware of the environment, such as the one carried out by the Association Inserta Empleo-Fundación ONCE ” Entrepreneurship and Disability”.

Entrepreneurship Classrooms

A total of 159 Andalusian educational centers have Classrooms for this course. entrepreneurship Vocational Training, a resource aimed at improving the employability of students with the incorporation of digitization, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Among them are the IES Fuentepiña itself, IES ‘La Marisma’, the IES Rafael Reyes; the IES ‘Don Bosco’, IES Doñana, IES Saltés, José Caballero and the CPIFP Professor José Luis Graíño.

The creation of entrepreneurship classrooms in vocational training is one of the actions of a strategic nature for the modernization of the current Vocational Training system, they are work spaces in which actions aimed at developing entrepreneurial competence and employability are put into practice. , both of the students who are studying FP and of the recent graduates in the last courses.

These classrooms are the place of reference in the promotion and dynamism of the entrepreneurial culture in the teaching center and in the coverage of as many experiences in the entrepreneurial field as are put into operation by Vocational Training students and graduates.

Thus, they offer an advisory, support and tutoring service to said students who decide to launch an entrepreneurial initiative. The entrepreneurship classroom must be understood as a lean process (increase in value, reduction of waste, process towards excellence) with the ultimate goal of making the entrepreneurship classroom project in the teaching center viable, with value and sustainable.

Those responsible for these entrepreneurship classrooms are preferably the Labor Training and Orientation teachers, without detriment to the rest of the FP teachers of the teaching center who want to face the challenge of supporting the entrepreneurship classroom.

“Without a doubt, it is an ambitious project, which would not be possible without the collaboration of the entire educational team, as it requires technical, theoretical, accounting, organizational and bureaucratic knowledge”, the delegate clarified.

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