The Spanish Confederation of Education and Training Centers (CECE) is a non-profit employer´ and professional organization founded in 1977. It represents a wide educational sector in Spain from nursery school to university level. It has more than 2.000 Education and training centers among its members, what implies around 1.000.000 students and 60.000 teachers. CECE gives support to its members in 5 areas:
(1) Organisation of LLL courses for teachers (about 687 local training courses and 6.000 participants/year).
(2) implementation of technological innovation in its members;
(3) internationalisation of the schools’ members;
(4) Assistance in the implementation of the EFQM Excellence Model in its member institutions;
(5) Legal consultancy for the member institutions.
CECE´s educational profile is complemented by its Foundation, Ángel Martínez Fuertes (AMF), which focuses its activities on social inclusion through training of unemployed persons, persons over 45, women, disabled persons, immigrants.
At the Green Academy we teach from 4 different campuses around Aarhus (Beder, Malling, Vejlby campuses and college farm “Bredballegård” with a mixed production of milk, beef, pork, poultry etc.)
The number of staff is app. 120 (including 50 faculty/lecturers), and the annual student en-rollment is app. 550 full-time study equivalents equaling some 2.000-2.500 individuals. Finally, we run a boarding school with 410 beds in single and double rooms, and a canteen offering full board meals.
For quite many years, the Green Academy has been intensively involved in international pro-jects and cooperation. Every year we send some 30-50 students abroad for shorter or longer internships, and we receive about the same number of incoming students and teachers.
Further, the college has a strong tradition for involvement in international projects abroad in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, various development agencies etc.
As part of our strategy for internationalization, ECVET is in the center of our attention, and we are in the process of describing a number of our course programs in terms of ECVET concepts.
Four of our schools offer secondary vocational education and nine other schools offer intermediate vocational education and customized courses. Around 900 employees make this possible for more than 7000 students.
Helicon has expertise in agriculture, horticulture, animal care, food, environment, water & nature management, et cetera.
We encourage our students to broaden their horizon by going on an internship abroad. We strongly believe that it expands their vocational and communication skills and personal growth.
Each year, approximately 350 of our students perform their internship abroad (inside and outside Europe). International activities are a part of our educational program: We want our students to take part in (international) competitions, excursions, and exchange programs.
Efa La Malvesia
The School is a part of UNEFA( Union of Agricultural Family Schools) and it joins 27 EFAS in Spain. In addition , it is integrated in MFR International Association ( Maisons Familiars Rurals) schools that originated this training system.
The main feature of our education system is the School- Company, similar to the German Dual Training. This system has been applied since the beginning of school. This methodology has led to a employability and, also it is a great relationship with companies of the agriculture and forestry sector in our region.
Currently, we have agreements with over 600 companies. The most important are Public institutions ( Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment) and large companies.
From 1975 until 1981 he was working at two pharmaceutical companies: Diosnth B.V. and Organon International N.V. in Oss.
From 1981 until 1983 he worked as education specialist at knowledgecentre ECABO in Amersfoort.
From 1983 until 2000 he worked as studentcounselor, careercounselor and deputy director at CBB, a centre for vocational orientation and vocational training. CBB offered programs for risky youngsters, dropouts from schools, refugees, ex prisoners, drugaddicted people, unemployed people. Range of students between 16 and 50 years old.
From 2000 until 2017 Theo worked as policy advisor education and labourmarket at the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch.
From 1989 until 2017 Theo acted as projectmanager and projectpartner in more than 25 EU projects under: PETRA, Horizon, Youthstart, INTEGRA, ESF EQUAL, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Erasmus+.
Topics in these projects
- Prevention early schoolleaving;
- Prevention youth unemployment;
- Improving quality of education on different topics;
- Career orientation and career guidance;
- Entrepreneurship education;
- Promotion technology;
- Personalised learning;
- Guider of learning processes in stead of teaching;
- Motivational techniques;
- 21st century skills.