Politeknika Ikastegia…

Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri, Spain

Website: Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri

Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri (www.txorierri.net) is a subsidized  Vocational Education Cooperative Training Centre in the Basque Region.  Each year the centre provides high quality technical and adult training for 350 full time students and 1000+ adult part time learners. The vocational courses offered in the centre are:  Environmental Education, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Robotics, Sales and Commercial Management, Mechanical Design and Mechanical Production.  The centre promotes Innovation in Technological and Pedagogical Projects and aims to offer a quality service to the public, meeting the local training needs of young people, the local universities and institutions.  Our Educational Project outlines the responsible and democratic participation of the entire student community and employs evaluation as part of our ongoing Quality Improvement Plan.

Politeknika Txorierri belongs to the HETEL network of 21 subsidized VET schools in the Basque Region providing Vocational education and training to over 8000 students (www.hetel.org). The network shares innovation practices, internationalization and mobility organization and technical projects. Anabel Menica is the International Coordinator for HETEL.

Politeknika Txorierri has a strong embedded QUALITY culture. The centre was the first VET school in Bizkaia to earn the Golden Q Award for QUALITY management in 2005 based on the EQFM Quality Model.

Txorierri operates as a Cooperative and also forms part of the Mondragon Group with a strong emphasis on community and cooperative ethics. The Mondragon Group  (http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/) is a business group made up of 289 companies and entities and 15 Technology Centres.