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01/11/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Fundación Bankia and FP Innovación support FP Pro, a hackathon for vocational training (FP) students

  • A nationwide, online event for intermediate level (technical) and advanced level (higher technical) vocational training students in Spain
  • Students are invited to register between Monday, 11 January and 26 January at 15.00.
  • This initiative has been launched after the first hackathon for FP teachers held by Fundación Bankia and FP Innovación. Almost 300 teachers took part.

Fundación Bankia por la Formación Dual and FP Innovación have launched FP Pro, a free, online hackathon for intermediate level and advanced FP students all over Spain. The aim is to foster collaboration and to encourage innovation in the world of education.

The initiative will take place on 28, 29 and 30 January. Students are invited to register between 11 January and 26 January at 15.00 at FP Innovación and www.dualizabankia.com.

Students will work in teams, choosing one of the five challenges set by the organisation (risk-free fun with family and friends; boosting youth employment; safe leisure and free time: how to get work experience; and now we are thinking about equality), developing new solutions that will help to improve their surroundings. There will be mentors available to help students with the creation and development process and introduce them into the world of innovation, thanks to training units shared during the hackathon, where participants' talent will be brought out while they hone their skills.

Specifically, participants will learn about brainstorming, design and visual thinking, prototyping, tools for entrepreneurs, financial aspects, marketing and finding customers.

The winners will share a prize of 1,600 euros in gift vouchers: 750 euros for the winners, 500 for the runners-up and a third prize of 350.

The initiative is taking place after the success of the first Fundación Bankia and FP Innovación hackathon for FP teachers which took place at the end of last year, in which almost 300 teachers from all over Spain and from different modalities of Vocational Training took part. The winner was a project to make students active consumers of screens (by producing training videos supported by influencers) was the winner.

You can register to take part in the Hackathon FP PRO here, where you will become an FP PRO.

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia's dual training action

Dualiza Bankia is a brand through which the Fundación Bankia supporting Formación Dual channels all its activities to support and underline the prestige of vocational training and its dual modality, aware that it improves the job prospects of students and business competitiveness. It is proof of Bankia's determined commitment to support education as a means of improving society, fighting inequality to create a more cohesive society.