The situation of the economy and the labor market require the employment authorities to take action lines that provide a fast and effective response to the needs of the citizens who are unemployed, to facilitate their access to resources and tools, which help them to incorporate the work activity. This is the reason why the Council works in order to make sure that vocational training is provided with public funds, responds to the constant changes of production environments cooperating to the improvement of the employability of the workers and thus promoting the development of the Valencian economy. This call for aid is aimed at an adequate preparation of human resources, and is dedicated, in priority, to the training of unemployed people; nevertheless, it is also addressed to employed, thus breaking the usual separation between vocational and in-service training, to develop a job training in which any citizen willing to improve his professional qualifications, can access to more possibilities. In that sense, the policy also responds to the commitments made by the Valencian government with the most representative unions and employers’ organizations in the PAVACE II, in which it explicitly emphasizes in-service training as a fundamental element for the improvement of workers’ employability, the development of human capital, as well as the key to improve productivity.


  • Trainer of Trainers: Educator in Social Intervention. Course 1997.
  • Trainer of Trainers: Host Families. Course 1998.
  • Educator in Special Education Centers. Levels 1, 2 & 3. Courses 1998-1999.
  • Educator in Special Education Centers. Course 2001.
  • Specialized foster care service. Course 2001.
  • Socio Cultural Monitor. Workshops: 2002-2003-2004-2005-2006-2007.
  • Office automation. Workshops: 2002-2005.
  • Introduction to computer. Workshop 2005-2007.
  • Trainer of Trainers: Educator in Social Intervention. Course 1997.
  • Geriatric Nursing Assistant. 2005-2006-2007.
  • Home Help Assistant. 2005-2006-2007.
  • Special Care for Alzheimer Patients. 2005-2006-2007.
  • Painter 2005-2006-2007.


The objective is the promotion and development of vocational training actions for employment, addressed in priority to employed workers, both self-employed and hired, with workplaces located in the region, providing face-to-face, blended or distance learning, preferably with modular content, in order to:
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to the incorporation of advanced technologies in their jobs, especially those arising from the information society.
  • Be able to cope with success, when appropriate, the reconversion of their jobs and thus increase their job security.
  • Expand their career opportunities.

The retraining of active workers is now one of the cornerstones on which must rest the employment policy of governments. As it was already revealed in the Lisbon European Council, lifelong learning in an essential element of strategies for employment, not only for competitiveness or employability, but also for social inclusion. In this sense, one of the main strategies to achieve a vocational training system, able to speed up the transformation process of Valencian economy, increasing its level of innovation and productivity, should be to reinforce the skills and competencies acquisition, necessary for adaptation and lifelong learning in an economy and society in transformation.

The local Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, within the framework of the programs co-financed by the European Social Fund, provides through this arrangement an additional instrument complementary to other programs, which aims at guaranteeing training linked to the needs of companies, in order to improve their competitiveness and the employability of workers. In that sense, the present arrangement maintains some of the new features incorporated in previous programs, which provide greater effectiveness to these subsidies, offering as well to unemployed workers an easier incorporation into these actions.

In the current economic situation, it also seems necessary to give an immediate response to the training needs expressed by the companies, without submitting them to rated and rigid deadlines, or to a procedure that would prevent their training needs to be met at the right time. In such cases, the arrangement enables to respond to companies’ requests in an immediate way, improving through professional qualification, the employability of the workers, as well as the competitiveness of our companies. On the other hand, the agreement also allows, through the competitive tendering system, other entities such as unions and employers’ organizations, chambers of commerce, technological institutes and organizations which bring together autonomous workers, to present training programs aimed at workers of their professional field.

The Altea España Association manages the in-service training of several associations from Murcia and the Valencian Community, with which it has signed training agreements.

Association Los Arcos de Altea:
  • Educator of children in residential care.
  • Professional skills in social intervention.

Association Emaús:
  • Integrated service for family care.
  • Professional skills update.
  • Family care skills update.

Foundation Relleu of the Valencian Community:
  • The educator in juvenile residential facilities: tasks, functions y competencies.
  • Professional skills in social intervention.
  • Quality in Social Intervention Services.
  • Physical and mentally disabled carer.

Association Third Age El Verdader:
  • Geriatric nursing assistant.
  • Third age care staff skills and competencies update.

Association for youth and adult training:
  • Introduction to didactic methodology

Association Domus, dependent and child care:
  • Mental health professionals’ skills update.

Foundation Arcos del Castillo:
  • Professional abilities in social intervention.

With the aim of providing the population with an access to new technologies, a computer lab was inaugurated in 1999, where different courses can be performed (Internet, Office Automotion, Graphic Design, Web Design, etc.).

During the year 2009, our computer room was used for the first time as Local Learning Unit, and successfully received by the general population and especially by those most disadvantaged in the use of new technologies, such as Senior Citizens, abused Women and young people in social difficulty.

Training actions carried out within the framework of the Learning Local Unit, from August 1st to October 31 of 2009 were: 3 of Basic Internet User (UBI) and 2 of Average Internet User:

UBI (Basic Internet User)
Date: From August 11 to 27, 2009. Total Hours: 12H
Group: Aimed at general public and especially at elder people.
Number of participants: 7

UMI (Average Internet User)
Date: From September 7 to 25. Total Hours: 30H
Group: Aimed at general public
Number of participants: 7

UBI (Basic Internet User)
Date: From August 1 to 17. Total Hours: 12H
Group: Aimed at general public and especially at elder people.
Number of participants: 9

UBI (Basic Internet User)
Date: From September 21 to 30. Total Hours: 30H
Group: Aimed at general public
Number of participants: 10

UMI (Average Internet User)
Date: From October 5 to 27. Total Hours: 30H
Group: Aimed at general public
Number of participants: 10

Date: 1st Part from August 3 to 14, 2009. Total Hours: 10H
2nd Part from August 17 to 31, 2009. Total Hours: 10H
Group: Aimed at residents of Senior Residence of Villa Altea Les Boqueres, Women y Young people in social difficulty.
Number of participants: 12

Date: 1st Part from October 1 to 16, 2009. Total Hours: 10H
2nd Part from October 19 to 30, 2009. Total Hours: 10H
Group: Aimed at residents of Senior Residence of Villa Altea Les Boqueres, Women y Young.
Number of participants: 15

Which the publication in August 2003 of the Royal Decree (1046/2003) which regulates the subsystem of Lifelong Vocational Training in Spain, a new management model was launched. Based on a credit system, it enables companies to plan and manage their employees’ training in a flexible way throughout the year, without being restricted to the short periods stipulated in the “annual calls”.

Altea-España signed a Companies Partnership Agreement with six entities which are involved in social action in the Valencian Community, in order to organize, manage and jointly deliver that training.

In accordance with the training needs expressed by managers, workers and union representatives from the six entities signing the agreement, the following courses were set:
  • Integral multidisciplinary residential care. November 2009.
  • Basics in elderly care. November/December 2009.
  • Ethics and mental illness. November 2009.
  • Ethics, mental pathology and containment technique. December 2009.
  • Skills in mentally ill care update. December 2009.
  • Skills for juvenile facilities managers and technical staff update. October*/November 2009.
  • Educator’s skills for juvenile facilities update. November/December 2009.
  • Food handler. December 2009.
  • First aid. December 2009.
  • Doings in Juvenile Rehabilitation Centers. December 2009.
  • Basics in Elderly Care. From December 16 to 18, 2008.
  • Basics in Family Care. From December 15 to 19, 2008.
  • Basic training in Ethics and Mental Health. From December 15 to 16, 2008.
  • Basics in Mental Health. From December 17 to 18, 2008.
  • First Aid. From December 26 to 29, 2008.
  • Food Handler. From December 29 to 30, 2008.
  • Food handler for senior residence and children’s home. May-June 2006.
  • Quality control applied to the management of NGOs. July to September 2005.
  • Systematic Intervention aimed at Juvenile Facilities educators. July to September 2005.
  • Planning/Action applied to the methodology of intervention with children in residential centers. December 2005.
  • Team Management of social entities. December 2004.
  • English for personal care in senior residence and services. December 2004.
  • Computing applied to NGO’s management. December 2004.

By agreement with the University of Alicante, are validated as free choice credits:
  • The Foster Care: modalities and procedures
  • Psychological preparation for the elderly care professional and stress management.
  • Family mediation in the process of separation and divorce.
  • Fostering: New challenges for new needs.
  • Sociocultural Monitor.
  • Decision making project and detection of child abuse cases.
  • Design and advanced methodology for social intervention and psychopedagogical projects.

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