Footwear Association of the Northwest of the Region of Murcia

The Footwear Association of the Northwest of the Region of Murcia was created in 2003 to represent the companies (100%SMEs and microenterprises) in this area.  The Association gathers 40 companies that employ up to 700 workers and reach to employ up to 1,900 people during peak seasons

Project role: to translate SMEs´needs to VET providers to establish an adequate curriculo and training programme for the apprenticeship. Key role in dissemination tasks.

Caravaca de la Cruz (Spain)


Footwear and Plastic Technology Center

CETEC is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the competitiveness of the regional SMEs and companies in the footwear and plastic sector. CETEC was founded in 1994 with the help of the regional administration and regional manufacturers.

Project role: to provide its technological background & footwear training experience to achieve a high quality apprenticeship.

Alhama de Murcia (Spain)

IES Ginés Pérez Chirinos

Spanish VET provider

This secondary school was founded in 1964 and in 1965 was establish as vocational school. Currently, they teach 13 vocational grades and have become a reference in vocational training in the Northwest of the Region of Murcia.

Project role: to provide their high experience at vocational courses. They will manage the design of the new apprenticeship. They will carry out the administrative tasks regarding the new apprenticeship. Besides they will be involved in the dissemination actions to engage youngsters.

Caravaca de la Cruz (Spain)

Politecnico Calzaturiero

Italian VET provider

Politecnico is the heir of Riviera del Brenta footwear tradition, started in 1923. Currently, Politecnico represents a model at a National and an International level thanks to some important characteristics: their teachers design and produce the most famous shoe brands in the world (teachers are entrepreneurs, designers, modelers, engineers and industry consultants from the footwear sector); their experience and professionalism permit an every updated teaching plan. The School has developed a strong relationship with the companies of the footwear sector. This synergy permits to their students to find easily a job at the end of the study.

Project role: to provide their high experience in work-based teaching, working closely with other partners to design the new apprenticeship, adapting the teaching plan to the companies’ needs and providing support in the creation of a cooperation structure.

Pádova (Itali)


Employment Service of the Region of Murcia

Employment Service of the Region of Murcia is a public service created to foster a high quality and stable employment, training activities and laboral intermediation in the Region of Murcia. Its activity is mainly focused on provided a decent job to unemployment people.  SEF takes part in the design and implementation of new employment strategies and regional development. Therefore, its participation in this project is highly aligned to its strategy.

Project role: collaboration in the design of the formative programme, and authorisation and validation of the pilot programme. Besides, they will have an important role in the dissemination tasks among unemployed youngsters

Murcia (Spain)