He 34,75% of jobs in Spain, 1 in every 3 offers, require a person who has a Vocational training. A training cycle that is gaining more and more strength and that in 2023 will exceed the million enrolled compared to 800,000 in 2018, according to the new installment of the XXVI edition of the Adecco Infoemployment Report: Employment Supply and Demand in Spain.
During the first two years of the pandemic, Vocational Training remained the training level most required by companies in Spain, ahead of university degrees, the report explains. A trend that did not continue in 2022 and has slightly decreased its presence in job offers by two percentage points, compared to previous years.
From Adecco they affirm that this “slight decrease” is due to the economic, social and political factors that the country has gone through since the beginning of 2022. “There is a setback but it is relative and responds to the difference in the growth of the different sectors that during this last year have had many difficulties derived from the shortage of supplies, the increase in prices and energy and the situation of instability created by the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. This is the case, for example, of the Industrial sector.” , explains Adecco Regional Director, Victor Tatay.
It is also worth noting that although the data show an increase in the number of vocational training enrollments, the enrollment rate in these training cycles in Spain is 12%much lower than that of the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which is 29% and the European Union 25%, according to INE data. According to Tatay, this may be due to the prejudice that still exists around these trainings and the lack of promotion of them.
In this sense, the regional director of Adecco explains that the new Vocational Training Law, approved in 2022, will help change this image, in addition to meeting the objective of “turning FP into a lever for economic and social transformation” and thus, reducing the youth unemployment rate and increasing the workforce in the country.