Employability

The future must include us all. We have therefore launched a Youth Employability Programme including Launch Pads, Practical Experiences, Grants and entrepreneurship within the Think Big project.

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The future must include us all. We have therefore launched a Youth Employability Programme including Launch Pads, Practical Experiences, Grants and entrepreneurship all within the Think Big project.

The ‘FP Scholarship’ project benefits 500 young people from nine regions (Andalusia, Asturias, Castile and León, Catalonia, Madrid, Extremadura, La Rioja, Valencia and the Basque Country) which will promote Electricity and Electronics studies, one of the fields with greatest career opportunities. The studies will be conducted in centres belonging to the Society of Jesus and other centres coordinated by the institution.

Meanwhile, the offer of ‘practical experience in technology companies’ is aimed at those who already have intermediate Vocational Training. These people are offered an opportunity to specialise their theoretical knowledge in the technology area as well as putting into practice what they have learned during six months. 250 work experiences will be carried out during 2014 and another 250 in 2015. Practical experience will be conducted in companies in seven autonomous Communities (Andalusia, Castile and León, Catalonia, Madrid, La Rioja, Valencia, and the Basque Country).

The ‘Employment Launch Pads and Supportive Entrepreneurship’ introduce a new methodology in social intervention in unemployment. They were created by José María Pérez “Peridis” and the Fundación Santa María la Real of which he is President, as an alternative and solution to the current global high unemployment and economic crisis.

Digital Employment trains and prepares Internet professionals at no cost in the most sought-after technologies (web development with Java, LifeRay, PHP, etc.). This project is aimed at unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 35 who want to point their careers in the direction of the digital world.

Finally, Think Big seeks to promote the entrepreneurial spirit among young people by providing support and visibility to their endeavours and projects.