A4F and HyChem Sign Compromise PROFISSIONAL MAIS
hoping to be able to recruit young specialized technicians trained in the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira
A4F and HyChem are signatories of the PROFESSIONAL MAIS Commitment Letter, signed between the Vila Franca de Xira City Council, the School Groups, the Gago Coutinho Secondary School and several companies in the municipality, aiming to strengthen technical education and to promote the employability of qualified young people in companies.
The PROFESSIONAL MAIS program results from work developed jointly by the municipality, the municipality's public schools and the local business network, and aims to enhance intermediate training, qualifying these offers and responding to the needs of local and regional companies.
Following the Ministry of Education's national strategy of valuing professional courses, which offer a double certification – 12th-grade completion diploma and level 4 professional certification –, the PROFESSIONAL MAIS program seeks to deepen the connection between schools and companies of the county.
In the 2021/2022 school year, the schools of Vila Franca de Xira will have an educational offer of 18 professional courses in different areas, with the technical training component to include, necessarily, training in the workplace, a curricular internship that companies such as A4F and HyChem undertake to welcome.