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 to 3,000 euros in aid based on the needs of each family.
In his official opening speech of the non-university academic year, Fernández Mañueco recalled this 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, which This can represent a saving of around 2,000 euros per child per year.
In addition, he recalled that half of the pupils receive free books, with a saving of around 300 euros per pupil, while meal assistance covers 75% of users.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors also underlined the importance of free transport, from which more than 35,000 students benefit and which will be reinforced by a new transport grant for students in vocational training, who will also be able to benefit from helps with maintenance when they will be trained or perform practices in remote locations.
Fernández Mañueco also announced new aid for the acquisition of digital devices and in his speech he also announced an important step towards the generalization of work-linked vocational training, which will serve as a model for all cycles of new implementation. implemented and will be gradually extended. to those already underway, so it ends up being the only VT model in the community before the end of this legislature.
Up to 3,000 euros of scholarship, according to the needs of each family
The objective is to increase from the current 1,500 work-study students to 40,000; increase from 580 collaborating companies for internships to 10,000; and increase the supply of PF cycles from 85 to 130.
Fernández Mañueco also insisted on the need for each vocational training center to have a training offer adapted to the area in which it is located, which will make these cycles more attractive for students and will subsequently facilitate their search for a job. a job in their environment.
The president of the Junta de Castilla y León also expressed his intention to continue improving teacher training at all levels of education, to which the Junta allocates 1,000 euros per teacher each year, which makes Castilla y León the community that invests the most in this area. .
He also insisted on the importance of digitization and recalled that all the educational centers already have broadband, although the Council intends that this Internet access will reach the 16,000 classrooms of the community and that all the centers also have laptops and digital whiteboards.EFE
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