Entrepreneurship in VT

An innovative training programme that fosters creativity, the capacity for innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit of VT students.

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This innovative training programme was created to foster entrepreneurial culture and improve the employment prospects 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 Vocational 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 must be enrolled in a course specialized in one of the following fields:

  • Administration and management
  • Trade and marketing
  • Construction and civil works
  • Electricity/electronics
  • Energy and water
  • Mechanical manufacturing
  • Information technology and communication
  • Facilities and maintenance
  • Chemistry
  • Healthcare
  • Safety and Environment

The registration period for the 2018-2019 academic year has already been closed. 

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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 and is split into five stages. Over the course of the programme, students take part in various training sessions and practical workshops on leadership, creativity, teamwork, communication, and lean startup methodology lead by experts in each of the subjects.

The project wraps up with a session in each location, 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 how to set up their own business.

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Five stages

The programme is divided into five consecutive stages:

  • HACKATHON

A group session aimed at encouraging students' creativity in the search for innovative solutions to concrete problems. A team of experts will select the students who will lead the teams during the remainder of the programme from among participants. 

  • LEADERSHIP

Training for the tutors, volunteers, and students selected during the Hackathon aimed at teaching them to use different techniques and tools to lead work teams, address business management issues, and apply these skills to the development of their projects.

  • TEAMS

After participating in the above activities, the students are grouped into teams of between three and five members, 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.

  • PRESENTATION

At the end of the programme, participants are required to defend their project in front of a jury, competing against the other teams in their area. The two best teams in each location will also receive a prize.

This programme continues the work carried out to promote innovation in Vocational Training through the VT Energy programme.