The Spanish labor market is poorly equipped to cover all its bases. Although the unemployment rate is 13.8%, there are many vacancies left unfilled due to a lack of qualified professionals. Experts point out that there is little correlation between the educational system and the demands of the labor market.
Vocational education and training (VET) is a key element of lifelong learning systems, which equip citizens with knowledge, skills and competences required in particular occupations and on the labour market.
VET responds to the needs of the economy, but also provides learners with skills important for personal development and active citizenship. VET can also boost enterprise performance, competitiveness, and research and innovation and is a central aspect of successful employment and social policy.