FPEmpresa VET Schools Association has received the third prize in the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ category of the Awards of Excellence 2022 for the European projects SCoopConSS. A recognition delivered by the World Federation of Colleges and Polythecnics (WFCP) in the closing of the world congress 2022 in Donostia-San Sebastián. The people in charge to gather up the prize have been the president of the Association, Luis García, and the vice president treasurer, Tomás Alonso.

Colleges and Institutes of Canada (CICan) has finished in first place of the category. The second has been for Centro de Formación Somorrostro, associated center of FPEmpresa, followed for the Association with the bronze medal. Finally, the organization has recognized to Harare Polythecnic with an honorable mention.

The different categories of the Awards of Excellence 2022 have been: Applied Research and Innovation’; ‘Construction’; ‘Sustainable Development Goals’; ‘Cyber and Data Security’; ‘Teacher Professional Development’; ‘Global Citizenship’; ‘Leadershhip in Diversity and Inclusion’; ‘Indigenous Education’; ‘Lifetime Achievement’; ‘Strategic Leadership’; ‘Outstanding Educator’; and ‘Outstanding Student Achievement’.

SCoopConSS

ScoopConSS project (Social Cooperative Contest for Secondary Schools) is a European initiative where FPEmpresa and other six organizations work together: Camera Commercio Italiana per la Spagna; aCapo Società Cooperativa Sociale Integrata; EGInA Srl.; AKETH-DCT (Developmental Centre of Thessaly); Portuguese Association of Startups (APSU); and Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka.

An initiative that has taken to the associated center, EFA La Malvesía, to participate in an international contest celebrated in the National Festival of Civil Economy of Florence. In addition, SCoopConSS is financed by the European Union in the framework of the Horizon2020 funds.

Furthermore, SCoopConSS objective has been to build a Practice Community for European secondary teachers interested to boost their experience by different method business. For that, the initiative has taken advantage of the cooperative principles of self-help, responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.

The VET School Association FPEmpresa has had a meeting with a directors’ delegation of center belonging to the Colleges & Institutes of Canada (CICan) in the Canadian Embassy in Spain. An encounter celebrated the last Monday, 13th June, where associated centers to FPEmpresa and VET Canadian centers have participated with the aim to know the Vocational Education and Training in both countries. In that way, this first physical meeting between Spain and Canada has allowed to develop strategic alliances in relation to VET. In addition, Tomás Alonso, vice president treasurer of the Association, has been the person in charge of present FPEmpresa to the Canadian directors.

The Association and CICan have realized this encounter with the purpose to open borders between both countries and create new experiences to the VET students. A meeting where the members and the Canadian centers have created new bonds through a B2B Session. The participants have thought in future mobilities between both delegations.

By other hand, the FPEmpresa’s vice president has provide the IES Francisco Tomás y Valiente center to the visitant delegation. There they have known the Spanish educative system and the projects of the center closer. Also, the Canadian people has participated in a virtual reality demonstration in the high school IES Clara del Rey.

FPEmpresa put faith in the internationalization and the strong confidence in the supranational organizations as EfVET, on a European level, and WFCP (World Federation Of Colleges And Polytechnics), on a global level, belonging to both as member.