Member News: FPEmpresa and Esprinet Group announce the 3rd Edition of the VET Knowledge Transfer Awards

Ottawa, March 12, 2024 – The Association of Vocational Training Centres FPEmpresa and Esprinet Group announce the III edition of the VET Knowledge Transfer Awards, which aims to highlight female talent in those vocational training professional families where the female presence is testimonial. This call is aimed at any public, subsidised or private educational centre that is associated with FPEmpresa.

The call, which has brought together more than 750 participants in total in the 2022 and 2023 editions, returns to promote female talent in vocational training cycles in which there is a low representation of women. VET students will be able to develop key skills and abilities to become competitive professionals.

To date, more than 90 projects have participated in the VET Transfer Awards with innovative ideas related to the 2030 Agenda. All proposals have shown their commitment to moving towards societies with inclusive economic growth, greater cohesion and social justice, peace and a sustainable environmental horizon.

From 15th of March to 10th of April in 2024, each team will devise a technological solution that contributes to achieving at least one of the SDGs and also promotes gender equality, which corresponds to SDG 5.

Likewise, this year’s edition will place a positive value on the participating teams’ ability to make their proposals as visible as possible using social networks. The aim is to make the ideas contributed by the teams known to as many people as possible and to highlight the presence of women in the participating training cycles.

To this end, the VET Knowledge Transfer Awards will promote the commitment of FPEmpresa’s partner centres to the challenges established by the United Nations (UN).

Finally, the three winners of the challenge will be awarded with a financial prize of 5.500, 4.000 and 2.500 euros, respectively. The winning teams will be announced on 31st of May in 2024.

 

FPEmpresa

Since its constitution in 2012, FPEmpresa is a non-profit association that brings together public, private and subsidised Vocational Training Centres from all over Spain. In the same line, it contributes to create a network of centres able to share experiences, projects that want to develop and enhance the Vocational Training System of this country.

FPEmpresa aims to give prominence to Vocational Training in the education system and to strengthen relations between the centres and their environment. The commitment between Vocational Training Centres and companies makes it possible to improve the educational offer for vocational training students and the pathways to integration into the labour market.

In 2019, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training awarded the Plaque of Honour of the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise to the Association for promoting VET through collaboration between centres, the exchange of experiences and good practices.

 

Esprinet

Esprinet is an enabler of the technological ecosystem that, with a strong vocation for environmental and social sustainability, promotes technological democracy. With a complete offer of consulting, IT security, services and products for sale or rent through a wide network of professional distributors, Esprinet is the leading group in Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Portugal), ranks fourth in Europe and is among the top ten worldwide.

With more than 1800 employees and a turnover of 4.7 billion in 2022, Esprinet (PRT:IM – ISIN IT0003850929) is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.