The Secretary of State for Education, Alejandro Tiana, accompanied by the Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Martí March, visited today the IES Binissalem. During the visit, he had the opportunity to visit the facilities of the centre and the winery where the CFGM of olive oils and wines is taught. Once finished, he met with the management team.
During the visit, the Secretary of State for Education, Alejandro Tiana, head of the current process of change of the new curricula, stressed that “teachers are working collaboratively, a fact that is one of the most important elements of the new curricula and which is often not talked about. The idea is that everyone works in the same direction, sharing classes, classrooms, students, etc.” To which he also added that “in this line we have to take advantage of the good practices that are already being developed throughout Spain. There are many centers that are already doing many things and have seen the opportunity in this new curricular development, as a way to feel support to the ways of working that they were already developing in their centers. To which we want to give our support, like today’s visit to this centre”.
For his part, the conseller Martí March, has expressed the total harmony of the Balearic Islands with the new curricular model stating that “once the LOMLOE has been approved, an important Law for the educational modernization of Spain, the curriculum changes involve a further step to put Education at the level of important countries such as Finland, Canada or Portugal, a country that has made a very important growth in recent years along the lines marked by UNESCO or the Agenda 2030.”
Commitment to Vocational Training at IES Binissalem
IES Binissalem currently has 853 students from 1st ESO to 2nd Baccalaureate. Since the academic year 2019/20 it has been offering Vocational Training in the professional family of Food Industries with the middle grade training cycle of Olive Oils and Wines. Since last year, it also offers several professional certificates of professional families such as Administration and Management and Computer and Communications.
Starting in the 2022/23 academic year, it will incorporate certificates of professionalism in olive oil production and brewing.