- The Board of Education will distribute 20 cars among public education centres that teach automotives and vehicle maintenance
- With this donation, SEAT will contribute to the practical training of 2,135 students to facilitate their access to the job market
SEAT donates vehicles to the Regional Government of Castilla y León for Vocational Training centres in automotives
Release Date: 12 December 2017
Martorell, 12/12/2017. - SEAT made a donation today of 20 cars to the Board of Education of the Regional Government of Castilla y León for educational purposes in public Vocational Training centres. Students from 18 institutions benefitting from this initiative are studying Vehicle Maintenance, Bodywork and Vehicle Electromechanics, as well as those enrolled in Higher Degree Automotives.
SEAT Vice-president for Government and Institutional Relations Ramón Paredes signed the delivery order of the twenty vehicles (Arona, Ateca, León, Ibiza, Toledo y Mii) at an event with the Regional Government of Castilla y León Education minister Fernando Rey.
Paredes stated that “we want to contribute to future workers in the automotive sector by providing them with the necessary tools to boost their skills and success in the job market. With these 20 cars, all fully equipped latest generation models, they can study and experiment with the most advanced technology”.
Furthermore, Rey pointed out that “this is great news, as it increases the quality of the Vocational Training centres in the community of Castilla y León, and gives students the ability to familiarise themselves with the latest technologies in vehicle manufacturing”.
Aware of the importance of comprehensive training in a sector such as automotives, the donation made by SEAT aims to help students complete their practical education and gain access to the job market with the best possible preparation.
The Regional Government of Castilla y León will allocate the vehicles to the Vocational Training centres that teach automotive modules in the community: the Adaja secondary school in Arevalo and the Sierra del Valle secondary school in La Adraja, Avila; the Juan Martin el Empecinado secondary school in Aranda de Duero, the Diego Marin Aguilera secondary school and the Rio Ebro Integrated Vocational Training Centre in Miranda de Ebro, Burgos; the Alvaro Yañez secondary school in Bembibre, the Giner de los Rios secondary school in Segovia, the Virgen de la Encina secondary school in Ponferrada and the Fernando I secondary school in Valencia de Don Juan, Leon; the Camino de la Miranda Integrated Vocational Training Centre in Palencia; the Leonardo da Vinci secondary school in Alba de Tormes and the Rio Tormes Integrated Vocational Training Centre, Salamanca; the La Albuera secondary school in Segovia; the Pico Frentes Integrated Vocational Training Centre in Soria; the Galileo secondary school and the Juan de Herrera Integrated Vocational Training Centre, Valladolid; and the Los Sauces secondary school in Benavente and the Rio Duero secondary school, Zamora.
SEAT promotes training
The donation of vehicles to the community of Castilla y León is framed within SEAT’s grant programme, through which more than 1,300 vehicles for learning purposes have been delivered since 1990 to different Spanish autonomous communities, including Madrid, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Cantabria, Galicia, Murcia, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura or the Basque Country.
SEAT’s commitment to excellence in training is best reflected in the company’s Apprentice School, which this year has celebrated its 60th anniversary. This vocational training centre of excellence, which follows the Dual Vocational Training System inspired by the German model, was created with the goal of qualifying young professionals in the automotive sector, and to date, more than 2,600 students have received an education there.