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Bankia collaborates with the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) on ‘actúaupm’, the university entrepreneurship programme

By signing this agreement, Bankia has committed to entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the University.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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09 July 2018 - 11:45

  • The agreement between the organisations supports the work done by the Polytechnic University of Madrid’s entrepreneurship programme
  • The university initiative, with more than 1,000 participants every edition, has supported the creation of 241 companies that have received investments of more than €60 million

Bankia and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have entered into a collaboration agreement to support activities driven by ‘actúaupm’, UPM’s entrepreneurship programme.

By signing this agreement, Bankia has committed to entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the University and it is doing so in partnership with Spain’s top technology university, the UPM.

The collaboration will make it possible to develop a range of actions carried out through the ‘actúaupm’ programme launched in 2004. This initiative by the university to support entrepreneurship has supported the creation of 241 companies that have attracted more than €60 million investment in the last ten years.

The bank will also support the ‘15th actúaupm Competition’, one of the programme’s main activities, which includes training in entrepreneurship and will culminate with the ‘Awards to the year’s best startups’. The programme also includes Demo Days, investment panels, talks on innovation and entrepreneurship and technology entrepreneurship workshops.

“Bankia’s inclusion as a new programme sponsor is designed to continue increasing these figures, giving the Polytechnic University of Madrid a leading position among Spanish universities when it comes to setting up companies, “said the director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Arístides Senra.

Bankia’s deputy general manager of Communication and External Relations Amalia Blanco said that “Bankia’s investment in young talent and the spirit of entrepreneurship within the university community and the creation of new, innovative and disruptive startups has a real impact on society”.

Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Polytechnic University of Madrid say that “it is an honour to work on ‘actúaupm’ in collaboration with an organisation like Bankia whose decided investment in university talent and training programmes drives the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills”. “This alliance establishes the UPM’s leading position among initiatives that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship and gives Bankia a leading role in the university entrepreneurial ecosystem”, he said.

 

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Representatives of Bankia and the City Council of Segovia visit the second renovated courtyard in the San José district

This project has been possible thanks to the collaboration between the financial entity and the City Council through the agreement signed last November.
 

Communication Bankia

By  Communication Bankia

Publish on 
11 March 2019 - 18:15

  • Located on Paris Street and entitled 'Vida que te quiero verde', the project seeks to create a neighbourhood where the environment is the protagonist
  • The renovation work has been carried out by the Hilógicas Collective

Representatives of Bankia and the City of Segovia visited the second remodelled courtyard in the San José de Segovia district, located on Paris Street. With the title 'Vida que te quiero verde', the renovation is the work of the Segovia collective, Hilógicas.

This work was possible thanks to the collaboration between the bank and the City Council with an agreement signed last November. The objective of this agreement was to create a space where the environment plays a leading role, with specific areas for playing, meeting, walking and resting.

From the City Council, Mayor Clara Luquero and councillors from the two areas involved took part: Marifé Santiago, from the Department of Culture and Ángel Berbel, from the Department of Environment. Bankia’s Regional Corporate Manager in Castilla y León, Lola Peñas; the mayor of Segovia, Clara Luquero; and Bankia’s Area Manager for Segovia Centre-South, José Gabriel García Encinar.

This is the second project of this kind promoted by Bankia and the City Council, which also collaborated for the renovation of the Fernán González square in the San Millán district.

It is also the second artistic project carried out by the Hilógicas collective in the courtyards of Calle París de San José. In November 2017, they renovated the look of three other courtyards on this street with project 'Un patio, muchas vidas'.

‘Vida que te quiero verde’ project

The project 'Vida que te quiero verde' revolves around the five trees in the courtyard. A bench twists and turns like a snake between and around them, conceived as a place for sitting and resting, but also for playing.

The shape of the bench was inspired by a wader bird, the avocet, which does not live in Segovia, but insinuates the very life that green spaces offer (the lawn on which the structure sits). In the part closest to the street, is a circular shape that includes geometric shapes of the same colours - orange, green, grey and black - that are found upon entering the courtyard.

The materials used - natural grass, grass, granitic sand, paving stones and wood - have been chosen according to the design, a sinuous and suggestive shape that inspires movement, luminosity, rhythm and brightness to inspire different interpretations.

This project continues the same conceptual thread, in a general plan that seeks "to create a desirable, attractive, recurring place, that residents can enjoy looking at from above (from their homes), or use it to be with and coexist with the other citizens", according to the collective itself.

The process of transforming the San José courtyards on Paris street also seeks to confer upon them the status of a white space, without noise pollution from mobiles and other electronic devices.

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The first dual textile and fashion vocational training in Albacete kicks off thanks to the agreement between Dualiza Bankia, the CCLM Regional Government and FEDA

Fourteen students will receive 80 hours of training during the month of March and then perform 600 hours of practice for three months in companies in the region.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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11 March 2019 - 14:30

  • The three entities have signed an agreement aimed at promoting dual vocational training in the region
  • The dual vocational training course in textiles is the first action of the agreement

The first dual textile and fashion vocational training course in Albacete started thanks to the agreement signed by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training (through its Dualiza Bankia brand, through which it channels all activities to promote vocational training), the Regional Government of Castilla la Mancha and the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Albacete (FEDA).

Fourteen students from the IES Albacete Labour University, from the intermediate Dressmaking and Fashion degree, will receive 80 hours of training in March. Four of them will undergo 600 hours of internship until July in companies in the area, such as Lillotex, Vestimenta de Hombre, Eurotextil Hellín or Serbus Collection.

The head of projects of the Bankia Foundation, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined "the importance of projects like this one, which foster collaboration between all social agents to move closer to one of the main objectives of Dualiza Bankia, improve student employability and the competitiveness of companies, through the promotion of high-quality vocational training".

For his part, the Regional Minister of Education, Culture and Sports of Castilla la Mancha, Ángel Felpeto, explained that this agreement is the first Dual Vocational Training project carried out in the textile, sewing and leather industry.

He also highlighted Bankia Foundation's support for education in the region, as well as the determination of the FEDA business association and ASECAB to engage the participating companies, as well as the collaboration of ADECA and ADEPRO. "Since, thanks to all of them”, Felpeto stated, “the DITEC and COMEX projects have been successfully carried out."

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Nearly 80 participants analyse dual vocational training at the first Dualiza Meeting in Albacete

"These meetings help to promote relations between centers and companies to help train future professionals who respond to the needs of the labor market," said the director of projects of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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11 March 2019 - 14:15

  • The meeting was organized by Dualiza Bankia -the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training channels all its activities to promote vocational training-, the FPempresa association and the Regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Castilla La Mancha.
  • The meeting focused on the promotion of dual vocational training in the agricultural, livestock, industrial, food, computer and renewable energy sectors.

Nearly 80 participants took part in the first Dualiza Meeting held in Albacete by Dualiza Bankia and FP Empresa in collaboration with the regional ministries of Education, Culture and Sports and Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development of Castilla la Mancha, to analyse the current status of Vocational Training and its dual modality in the region and find ways to promote it, as well as to foster relations between schools and companies.

The meeting has focused on the agricultural, livestock, industrial, food, computer and renewable energy sectors. All of these are key to the development of the region and to the future of employment.

The head of projects of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined "the importance of events like this one to help foster relations between schools and companies, which contribute to training future professionals who respond to the needs of the job market of tomorrow". He recalled that "this is one of the main objectives of the activity that Dualiza Bankia, Bankia Foundation’s brand for Dual Training, is developing in Castilla-La Mancha, where it has already started up complementary training courses in foreign trade and digital skills along with supporting the projects of various vocational training centres through the Dualiza Call for Aid".

For his part, the Regional Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Ángel Felpeto, stressed that collaboration between companies and schools is essential to develop projects that improve the qualification of students and their integration into the job market, thus favouring specialization tailored to the profile required by businesses.

"In the province of Albacete there are many Dual Vocational Training projects thanks to the involvement of schools, the vocational training staff of the Provincial Directorate, companies in the area and, especially, business associations", said the regional minister. "The Bankia Foundation for Dual Training has actively collaborated in financing some of the projects," he added.

The Dualiza Meetings seek to close the gap between different sectors with the aim of finding ways of working together through Dual Vocational Training. In 2018 alone, Dualiza Bankia and FPempresa held meetings in Las Palmas, Tenerife, Badajoz and Granada. Many of these meetings have provided an introduction to dual training for people who were not familiar with it and have served to carry out joint collaboration projects.

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all of its promotion and prestige activities regarding vocational training and dual vocational training, keeping in mind that it improves the employability of students and the competitiveness of companies. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

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The expected budget increases due to the quality of certain projects

The Dualiza Aid Scheme and FPempresa selects 44 Vocational Training projects in 15 communities

The evaluation commission has valued that the chosen projects are innovative, maintain a social relevance and are lasting over time.

Communication Bankia

By  Communication Bankia

Publish on 
15 March 2019 - 13:15

  • The second edition of the Call for Proposals has allowed to increase the number of projects selected, the number of autonomous regions benefited, and the amount, which this year will amount to 407,000 euros
  • The head of projects of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, highlighted “the importance of this call for fostering collaboration between vocational training centres and companies, an essential collaboration to be able to meet the labour and training needs of tomorrow”.
  • The chairman of FPempresa, Luis García Domínguez, underlined that “by sharing successful projects and good practices, we will achieve quality Vocational Training aimed at the employability of students”.

The second edition of the Dualiza Aid Scheme and FPempresa has selected 44 collaboration projects from among vocational training centres and companies, distributed over 15 autonomous regions.

The interest aroused, together with the quality of the projects, has led the participating entities to distribute 407,000 euros, exceeding the initially planned budget of 400,000 euros. This increase has allowed to increase the number of centres that will receive aid to a total of 44, in comparison to the 36 selected in the first edition. Moreover, the aid will be more spread out due to reaching a total of 15 autonomous regions, instead of just 13 previously.

The community with most selected projects was the Comunidad Valenciana, with a total of 11, followed by Andalucía, with five, and Cataluña and the País Vasco, both with four.

Once again, the evaluation committee has taken into account that the projects are innovative and have social relevance; they encourage co-participation among various centres; have social impact; diversify the participating agents; establish coordination and communication mechanisms; envisage durability to provide long-term results; are transferable, and facilitate communication of the achievements.

The head of projects of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, highlighted “the importance of this call for fostering collaboration between vocational training centres and companies, an essential collaboration to be able to meet the labour and training needs of tomorrow”.

Lauder expressed his satisfaction that the Call “becoming more and more known and that it has found a place among Vocational Training centres as a pillar on which to develop projects of such educational and social importance”.

For his part, the chairman of FPempresa, Luis García Domínguez, confirmed the great acceptance the Dualiza Aid Scheme has in the training centres and has insisted that “FPempresa works to create spaces and proposals that foster relationships among centres, companies and the Administration. By sharing successful projects and good practices, we will achieve quality Vocational Training aimed at the employability of students”.

The selected projects, by autonomous community, were as follows:

Andalucía: five projects in Granada, Huelva and Málaga
  • Granada. Reina Isabel International Training Centre. Fit The Company website platform.
  • Granada. IES Cartuja. Forma Profes FP Dual Granada- Learning training projects for teachers and business trainers.
  • Huelva. IES Don Bosco. Qualification in 3D.
  • Huelva. Colegio Salesianos `Cristo Sacerdote´. Augmented reality applied to acquire and improve professional skills transferable to the productive environment.
  • Málaga IES Pérez de Guzmán. Project aimed at improving specialisation: equine therapy, take charge of your life.
Aragón: a project in Teruel
  • Teruel. IES Valle del Jiloca. Organic vegetable garden and transformation of agricultural products into food products.
Asturias: a project in Oviedo
  • Oviedo. CIFP Sardinia. The hospital as a complement to the Integrated Centre.
Islas Baleares: a project in Palma
  • Palma. CIFP Son Llebre. Adapting soft skills to the VUCA context.
Islas Canarias: three projects in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife. CIFP Las Indias # LasIndiasEmprendeLab- Entrepreneurship Laboratory at CIFP Las Indias.
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. CNP España SLU. CIP PROlab. Project laboratory and entrepreneurship incubator.
  • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. CIFP Cruz de Piedra. Company training educational centre in the digital era.
Castilla-La Mancha: three projects in Cuenca and Albacete
  • Cuenca. IES Pedro Mercedes. Dual vocational training project in CFGM Electromechanics of motor vehicles.
  • Cuenca. IES Cañada de la Encina. Early integration into the labour market.
  • Albacete. CIFP Aguas Nuevas. Implementation of innovation methodologies and business entrepreneurship within sustainable economy in vocational training.
Castilla and León: three projects in Soria, Segovia and Palencia
  • Soria CIFP Pico Frentes CNC up: cooperative learning in productive design.
  • Segovia CIFP Felipe VI, Segovia Dual Revolution.
  • Palencia CFIP Camino de la Miranda- Development of local professionals focused on the management of SaaS systems services.
Cataluña: four projects in Barcelona and Tarragona
  • Barcelona Institut Bonanova. Creation of a training platform for IM technicians.
  • Tarragona. Institut Pere Martell. Smart Green Grid. Teaching station for recharging electric vehicles with photovoltaic solar energy.
  • Barcelona Institut Joan Brossa. Specialised dual training in “Automotive sales”.
  • Barcelona Institut Escola Industrial de Sabadell. Creation of a training platform for developing mechatronic applications in virtual environments.
Comunidad Valenciana: 11 projects in Valencia and Alicante
  • Valencia Centro de Formación Profesional Xabec. The Professional Development Forum. A place where the educational world and the business world converge.
  • Valencia CIFP Ausias March. STARTUP-FP: Experimenting with vocational training startups.
  • Valencia IES La Marxadella. Improvement of training through competition and ecology.
  • Alicante CIFP Valle de Elda. Tourism for all: an inclusive inland tourism project.
  • Alicante Centro San José Artesano. `Meeting point: simulated companies trade fair’ project.
  • Valencia Gabriel Ciscar. Installation of a creative manufacturing workshop for the IES Gabriel Ciscar.
  • Valencia IES Almussafes. Research into a smart regulation and control system and its associated marketing plan.
  • Valencia IES 9 D’octubre. FP APP.
  • Valencia CIPFP La Costera. ´Educarp´: Educating in CPR-CPR in educational spaces (Training in the use of the automated SEM defibrillator.
  • Valencia CIPFP Mislata. Training of higher technicians in optics focused on service learning.
  • Valencia IES Jorge Juan. Genetics: learning beyond the classroom.
Extremadura: a project in Badajoz
  • Badajoz. IES San José. “Towards business excellence in vocational training centres”.
Galicia: a project in A Coruña
  • A Coruña. IES Fernando Blanco- The “Design and assembly of an elevator with multiple manoeuvres” project has been selected among the best in Spain.
La Rioja: two projects in Logroño
  • Logroño. “Los Boscos” Salesians. “Scouting” technical vocational training needs for La Rioja metallurgical sector. Training pills and teaching stays.
  • Logroño Sagrado Corazón School and vocational training centre. Smart Electricians: training electricians for the new digital era, committed to society.
Madrid: three projects
  • IES León Felipe, Torrejón de Ardoz, Wood FCT application.
  • IES Leonardo da Vinci, Madrid. Rebeca (Ecological Rubbish Recycling in the classroom cloud).
  • IES Prado Santo Domingo (Alcorcón). Can the sun move us? Photovoltaic self-consumption applied to recharging electric vehicles.
País Vasco: four projects in Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya
  • Guipúzcoa. Goierri Eskola. Management of production 4.0 in Dual Vocational Training.
  • Vizcaya. Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri. FDE: Specialised Dual Training in the field of die-cutting, simulating a real company.
  • Guipúzcoa. CIFP Usurbil LHII. Demonstration test for the viability of refresher.
  • Vizcaya. Salesianos Deusto. FDE: Specialised Dual Training in the field of robotics, applying active and collaborative methodologies.
Región of Murcia: a project in Murcia
  • Murcia CIFP Hespérides. `Smart warehouse with new generation RFID identification system for tools and teaching equipment'.
Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all of its promotion and prestige activities regarding vocational training and dual vocational training, keeping in mind that it improves the employability of students and the competitiveness of companies. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

FPempresa

FPempresa is a non-profit organisation that brings together public and private Vocational Training centres throughout Spain. Since 2012, it has been working to foster and encourage Vocational Training through the exchange of experiences and good practices among the centres that make up the organisation.

Its objective is to give prominence to Vocational Training in the education system and to strengthen relations between centres and their environment. The commitment between Vocational Training centres and companies allows to improve the educational offer for students of training cycles and channels for their integration into the labour market.

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