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Lack of employment or lack of talent?

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One of the major concerns and preoccupations of companies and especially human resources after the reactivation of the economy, after overcoming the pandemic, is the recruitment, retention and retention of talent. Despite the fact that the unemployment rate in Spain is 13.3%, with a worrying unemployment rate among young people under 25, around 28%, a level twice the European average; According to Adecco data, an estimated 9% of job vacancies remain vacant in our country.

Among the most sought-after professions, IT (computer science), engineering and healthcare professionals stand out, and yet it is these graduate degrees that have the highest scores and too few vacancies, leaving many students to choose other career options that are already obsolete before completion.

Contrary to popular belief, vocational training profiles are just as popular as university profiles; 38% of published vacancies. There is a shortage and numerous vacancies in profiles related to industry and construction, such as And the fact is that in Spain we are very good at analyzing and diagnosing the problems that affect our society and our economy, but we are very insecure at finding effective solutions that address short-term and long-term problems.

Unemployment and especially youth unemployment in our country has a lot to do with an absolutely outdated education system, with excessive regulation and decentralization leading to inefficiencies and lack of economies of scale between the different university centers.

All this together with an education in vocational training that, although a new regulation has seen the light of day that tries to give it more dynamism and prestige, was born with its back to reality. And would anyone think that in the digital world we currently live in, the lack of online training for technological job profiles must come at the expense of the 17 existing regional regulations?

We speak of the right to equal and quality education for all, we defend an educational model that increasingly creates a greater gap between students receiving public and private education at whatever degree, and we do not focus on that Essential to adapt the education to the current business reality.

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