Entrepreneurship in VT
An innovative training programme that fosters creativity, the capacity for innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit of VT students.
This innovative training programme was created to foster entrepreneurial culture and improve the employability of Vocational Training students, complementing existing entrepreneurship initiatives. To develop the programme, Fundación Repsol works with the Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE).
The programme is offered at Professional Training Centres in A Coruña, Ciudad Real, Murcia, and Tarragona, as specified in the terms and conditions. It is open to students enrolled in advanced vocational training programmes who are eager and motivated to develop an idea into a technology-based project.
Students preferably should be enrolled in a course specialized in one of the following fields:
- Administration and management
- Commerce and marketing
- Construction and civil works
- Energy and water
- Mechanical manufacturing
- Information technology and communication
- Facilities and maintenance
- Safety and Environment
Soon the 2018/2019 edition.
What does it consist of?
Through this programme, VT students are taught to be enterprising and develop a technology-based business project, with the support of a tutor (VT teacher) and a Repsol volunteer.
The programme runs from September to February, in five stages, that offers the students different training sessions and practical workshops on leadership, creativity, teamwork, communication or lean start-ups… offered by experts on each of these subjects.
At the end, there is a final session in each of the different locations, in which the projects are presented to a jury. The two best projects in each location receive a prize.
Participating in the programme improves students' employability, as they receive training in the key skills demanded by companies and also learn to set up their own business.
To learn more about this project, you can watch the following video (spanish).
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The programme is divided into five consecutive stages:
A group session aimed at encouraging student creativity in the search for innovative solutions to concrete problems. A team of experts will select from among participants the students who will lead the teams during the remainder of the programme.
Training for tutors, volunteers, and students selected during the Hackathon aimed at teaching them to use different techniques and tools to lead work teams, address company management issues, and apply these skills to the development of their projects.
After participating in the above activities, teams are made up of three or five students plus a tutor (trainer) and a Repsol volunteer (an employee of the energy company), who will offer them guidance throughout the process.
- IDEA DEVELOPMENT
Each team develops a technology-based business idea. During this process, in addition to the support of the tutor and volunteers, the students take part in five training workshops aimed at validating their idea and teaching them how to convey it.
At the end of the programme, participants are required to defend their project before a jury, competing against the other teams in their area. Each student from the two best teams in each area will also receive a 249 Euro cash prize.
This programme continues the work carried out to promote innovation in Vocational Training through the VT Energy programme.