The collaboration between companies and colleges in the Basque Country has been a tradition that started when the first Vocational Colleges were created. At the beginning most of them were created by the own companies.
Later on, they were integrated in the Educational system but never lost the contact with the businesses. This contact makes easier the relations between both instituions at the time to organize common projects that are interesting for them.
.............name of the Institute...........maintains a close relation with more than 200 companies. Most of the agreements are related to the practical training of our trainees in companies for a period of three months and also the traning of employees in our centre.
But apart from that, we collaborate in the evaluation of the competencies needed in some of the jobs, in projects of innovation in Technology, in projects that take into account the training of teachers in the companies or even in the dissemination of the results on International Projects where our centre is taking part.