The Department of Education will promote the enrolment of women in professional development courses linked to the industrial sector, through the enrolment discount. It will be in Higher Education, and women enrolled will have a discount of 50% of the public price.
The Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Dogc) has published a report referring the specific actions to promote the presence of students in certain specialties. In particular, the call to create public prices for female students is now opened for courses such as Renewable Energies, Telecommunication and IT Systems, Design in Mechanical Manufacturing, etc.
This is the first time that the Department of Education has launched specific positive actions to promote the presence of students in certain specialties. The principal aim of that discount is to reverse the low demand for enrolment in some courses, to give exit to the qualification needs not covered by the industrial sector, and to stimulate the interest of women for the industrial studies.
Geographical scope: Catalonia
Start year: 2019
Number of girls impacted: 300 women approximately