The labor insertion data of the graduate students of Vocational Training of the Andorran system show that the training is adapted to the needs of the Andorran labor market and that almost all students find work before finishing their studies or during the first month after finishing. These are some of the conclusions drawn from the study done by the Agency of Quality of the Higher Education of Andorra with the collaboration of the Institute of Andorran Studies, and that was presented by the minister of Education and Higher Education, Eric Jover, with the director of AQUA, Marta Fonolleda.
The minister presented the conclusions of the study elaborated to know the labor insertion of the students of Professional Training of the Andorran system, and the adaptation of the training to the needs of the students and of the labor market. The study was developed based on a telephone survey of 89 graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year and the 2015-2016 course, to find out about short and long-term job placements.
Jover highlighted the excellent professional insertion of the graduates since 83 to 86% of graduates are working and only 3% are unemployed looking for work, while the other 10-13% are inactive but they do not seek work for a variety of reasons. In addition, the minister highlighted the speed of job placement, which shows that 96 to 100% of graduates who have found work did so before the end of the course or the first month afterwards.
Another of the concerns at the time of preparing the study was to know the adaptation of the training to the requirements of the Andorran labor market, and in this sense, the fact that all except one of the graduates who work in Andorra shows a great adaptation of the studies to the needs of the companies of the country. In this sense, it is also remarkable that the students themselves consider that the usefulness of the training they receive for the work they do is very good, and they usually score between 7.6 and 9.3 out of 10.
Likewise, the study also shows the great satisfaction of the students with the training they have completed and with the center itself, as well as with the jobs they are currently occupying.
The minister has valued the data obtained very positively and indicated that these studies will be maintained in order to increase the reliability of the data and see the evolution of vocational training and its adaptation to the labor market.