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The Basque Government presents the 6th Basque Vocational Training Plan to the diplomatic corps in Madrid

2023 May 12

Officials from the Basque Government’s Department of Education and the General Secretariat for the European Union and External Action met this morning with representatives from the Embassies of several countries to present the 6th Basque Vocational Training Plan.

The meeting, which was held at the Basque Government Delegation in Madrid, was attended by Jokin Bildarratz, Minister for Education; Jorge Arévalo, Deputy Minister for Vocational Training; Marian Elorza, Secretary General for the European Union and External Action and Conchi Quintana, Director of External Action of the Basque Government, as well as diplomatic representatives from the embassies of Argentina, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.

The working meeting, entitled “6TH BASQUE VOCATIONAL TRAINING PLAN”, served to present to the members of the diplomatic corps the keys and priorities on which the Basque Country’s Vocational Training will be based in the coming years. This new meeting with the Embassies is a continuation and update of the meetings held in 2014 and 2020, in which the 4th and 5th Vocational Training Plan of the Basque Government were presented, respectively. 

The Basque Country has a long tradition of change and adaptation of Vocational Training to the needs of companies and individuals, which has enabled the Basque Vocational Training model to become an international benchmark. With this new Vocational Training Plan, Basque vocational training is moving towards full employability and making a firm commitment to people’s knowledge, creativity and talent. The aim is to move towards becoming a sustainable society with intelligent systems and to maintain our position as an international benchmark in vocational training. 

With the purpose that, after this meeting in Madrid, they can get to know the Basque Vocational Training ecosystem in situ and first hand, the embassies have also been informed of an initiative that is already being worked on, aimed at organising a visit to the Basque Country in the near future. 

Today’s meeting is part of the regular schedule of meetings that have been held for the past 10 years at the Basque Country Delegation in Madrid between Basque Government officials and representatives of the diplomatic corps, in order to publicise Basque strategic plans and initiatives in each term of office. 

Main objectives of the Plan

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