The objective of this cooperation is, as explained by counselor Sergio Silva, to build bridges that allow “continuing working to adapt to new models” in order to achieve “quality education adapted to the new needs that a society requires.” of information and communication”. An approach shared by those responsible for the Cluster, who have been promoting initiatives for several years to increase the digital skills of both citizens and professionals in the sector.

In the meeting held with the head of Education, Tera representatives presented the progress made with the Telefónica Foundation to offer free ICT courses or the collaboration with the Decroly center so that vocational training students can do internships in the Cluster companies.

On this occasion, according to Sergio Silva, cooperation with the Ministry could materialize through the General Directorate of Quality, Educational Equity and Innovation, the Technical Unit of Information and Communication Technologies, and have the collaboration of the Center for Innovation in Educational Technologies of Cantabria (CITEC), to work on specific projects, both in the field of digitalization of repositories of digital resources for teachers in the centers, and in the field of possible recruitment of companies in the cluster for tenders and future projects, among other aspects.

After the constitution of the Digital Health Commission, whose main objective is to promote or promote collaborative projects in the digital transformation of health, the Tera Cluster aims to replicate this formula of success in other sectors such as industry, culture or education.

An approach that would facilitate the relationship between both organizations. In this sense, the head of Education has defended the potential of new digital technologies as an engine of social and economic transformation, whose contribution is essential to adapt to the constant evolution that any productive activity requires. For this reason, he has highlighted the specific weight of technology companies in the Cantabrian economy, and specifically of this cluster, which already brings together 62 companies from the Autonomous Community. For Silva, there are multiple niches of collaboration with the technology sector that are offered from his department, ranging from the internal management of educational centers and the Ministry itself, to digitalization to improve teaching competence, and a separate chapter requires Training Professional in which “we can help each other.”

As indicated, the modernization of FP is one of the main objectives of the Cantabrian Executive, which seeks to develop a training offer that responds to the needs of a changing labor market, improves the competitiveness of the productive fabric and guarantees “greater job insertion possible” for the students. “We need companies and companies are Vocational Training, we need to go hand in hand to advance in many aspects,” he pointed out.