October 7, 2022

Mañueco announces 140 million scholarships per year for non-university students

Burgos (EFE).- The President of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has announced his intention to strengthen scholarships and grants for non-university education, to which the regional government will allocate 140 million per year, with up to 3,000 euros of help depending on the needs of each family.

In his speech at the official opening of the non-university academic year, Fernández Mañueco recalled on Friday that the free education for children between 2 and 3 years old introduced this year will be added next year for children between 1 and 2 years old. , which can save you around 2,000 euros per child per year.

Stock image of school children going to school. EFE/Quique Garcia

In addition, he recalls that half of the students get free books, saving about 300 euros per student, while the food aid covers 75% of the users.

The Chairman of the Board has also highlighted the importance of free transport, which benefits more than 35,000 students and will be enhanced with a new transport grant for VET students, who will also be able to receive maintenance support when they are trained or perform exercises in remote places.

Fernández Mañueco also announced a new tool for the procurement of digital devices and in his speech he also announced an important progress towards the generalization of dual professional training, which will be the model for all cycles of new implementation and gradually be expanded for those already on the road, making it the only VT model in the community before the end of this term.

Up to 3,000 euros scholarship, depending on the needs of each family

The goal is to go from the current 1,500 dual vocational students to 40,000; go from 580 collaborating companies for internships to 10,000; and increase the range of FP cycles, which goes from 85 to 130.

Fernández Mañueco has also insisted that every VET center should have a training offer adapted to the area in which it is located, making these cycles more attractive to students and making it easier for them to find a job later on in their own country. surroundings.

The President of the Junta de Castilla y León has also expressed his intention to continue improving teacher education at all levels of education, for which the Junta allocates 1,000 euros per teacher annually, making Castilla y León the community that invests the most in this issue.

He also stressed the importance of digitization and recalled that all education centers already have broadband, although the board plans for this internet access to reach the 16,000 classrooms in the community and all centers also have laptops and digital whiteboards.EFE

Author: Pedro Sedano

Web editor: Maria Rosado

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