The CYD Foundation analyzes the contribution of universities to the economic and social development of Spain. In its latest annual report it wanted to emphasize the relationship between the level of education and job placement in Spain, offering a broad vision of the imbalance that currently exists in our country. It points out the need to improve the employability of graduates and to offer solutions for their insertion into the labor market, as well as to thoroughly analyze overqualification in the labor market.
Continuous development or endless challenge?
The second chapter of the CYD Report reveals the interaction currently existing between university graduates and the labor market. In this sense, continuing training is perceived as a inexcusable necessity in the educational panorama of Spain.
Although in 2019 our country occupied the fourteenth position with respect to the ranking of 27 countries that make up the European Union, the percentage has grown dizzyingly in recent years, placing Spain in ninth position in the table. This increase shows very clear results. The the importance of the formation is perceived as something essential for the adult population Spanish.
The study reveals this data in a transparent way, stating that In 2022, 15.3% of the population between 25 and 64 years old followed continuing training activities. Higher graduates show even greater interest in continuing their training. With 24% of graduates participating in continuing training during the year 2022. But what does this increase tell us about? In this sense, perhaps it could be a reflection of the unavoidable response to demands of a labor market, where training is still scarce in some areas, but where overqualification is also the order of the day.
In order to respond to that demand and improve the employability of graduatesthe formulas proposed by Spanish universities are the so-called microcredentials. Short-term titles that offer complementary training aimed at acquisition of transversal skills. The ultimate goal is to create training programs, such as training formulas. reskilling and upskilling that companies already use to train their employees, in order to help the requalification of the adult population.
Who shows more interest in continuing their training?
In the analysis of the data carried out by the CYD Foundation, we can see that the women They are the group with the majority of participation in continuing training activities during 2022.
Regarding age, it can be seen that the proportion of students who continue their training decreases the older the age range. However, it is necessary to highlight the data for the group of people between 25 to 34 and 35 to 44who have experienced further increases in your rate of participation since 2019.
The employment situation It is also relevant in this case. The unemployed people were the group with the highest participation in permanent training, closely followed by employees. Just as the educational level is also important. As we mentioned in the previous section, the data certify that, at a higher educational level, The proportion of students is also higher who opt for permanent training.
Regarding the type of training they opt for. The highest percentage, 18.8% choose to train through training courses, workshops, conferences or other non-regulated activities. While only 6% opt for formal education.
Although the continuing training data is encouraging in academic and training matters, the need for strategies to improve the employability of graduates and professionals becomes evident. Even more so in a labor market where changes are continuous and increasingly rapid.