REDTREE also wants to carry out projects aimed at enhancing the inclusion of VET students by promoting their employability.

The projects in which we participate in the field of VET education focus on students at risk of social exclusion from disadvantaged areas. According to the 2018 Report on Youth Poverty in Spain of the Spanish Youth Council, in 2017 more than 2 million young persons in Spain were in a situation of poverty, almost another 2 million in a situation of relative poverty, and 600.000 in a situation of severe poverty. Data shows that 37.6% of young people are at risk of social exclusion.

For them, Medium Degree Vocational Training cycles (VET Education) are an opportunity to become specialized in various professional sectors with the aim of improving their employability and building up a future.

According to the study published by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training on November 19th 2019 on Statistics of VET education for the 2017-2018 academic year, 154.960 students signed up for  Medium Degree Vocational Training cycles, of which 134.537 (86.8%) were young persons between ages 16 and 25.

We believe that carrying out projects that facilitate the social inclusion and employability of these young people through their training is essential.