In Spain, there is a high level of negative correlation between youth unemployment and the level of vocational training (VT). In 2019, 30.2% of Spaniards between the ages of 25 and 34 dropped out of education after completing compulsory-level secondary school, compared to 15% in the EU.
In the past 7 years, students enroled in VT schemes increased 36%. They represented 30% of total
post-compulsory education in 2019.
The growth in enrolment in VT can be explained by the increase in basic VT students (acting as a bridge between secondary education and medium) and advanced-level VT. One in every two VT graduates chooses advanced-level VT, and 36% of the total focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills.
In the past four years, the number of graduates enroled in Dual VET* (Vocational Educational Training) doubled, reaching 26,340 students, which represents 3.1% of the total. The higher the VT level, the greater the importance of this modality.