In this workshop, the attendants have received training on the tools that the Edufinet Project puts at the disposal of teachers, as well as on some features of financial products, entrepreneurship and marketing, so that they can give the students a clear and practical view of the financial world.
The Edufinet Project is one of the first financial education programmes launched in Spain. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations, and its work has been recognized with several awards.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized for the second consecutive year, a workshop for Vocational Training teachers from Malaga, Marbella and Coín, in an event held at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education.
In this workshop, developed in collaboration with the Teacher Center (Centro de Profesorado, CEP) of Marbella-Coín, the teachers have learnt about the Edufinet Project and the tools that it puts at their disposal, as well as about different topics such as financial products, entrepreneurship or marketing.
In particular, this workshop has covered topics such as the importance of financial education in general, with special focus on savings products and loans, the different ways to set a company and the viability of the business project, and marketing.
The Edufinet Project is aimed to university students and to Secondary Education and Baccalaureate students in Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Ceuta and Melilla, with the goal of providing them with a clear view of the financial world, especially of the different products and services that they already use or will use in the coming years, as well as of those which contribute to promote young entrepreneurship.
This seminar intends to provide Vocational Training teachers with the knowledge they need to teach their students the keys of the financial world in a practical and easy to understand manner, adapted to their level, so as to provide them with the skills they need.
More than 18,000 Secondary Education and Baccalaureate students from more than 270 high schools in Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Ceuta and Melilla, as well as students from Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy and Romania, attended the latest edition (October 2017-March 2018) of the IX Conferences on ‘Financial Education for Young People’, organized by the Edufinet Project.
Its participants had the opportunity to compete in the VIII Financial Olympics to show what they had learnt at the conferences. In total, the competition registered a participation of 206 teams, 770 students from 75 high schools.
More than ten years promoting financial education
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has been for over ten years teaching financial education, thus making Unicaja to be one of the first institutions in Spain to launch such an initiative. This work has been recognized with several awards. It currently collaborates with nearly ten institutions and business organizations, as well as with 14 universities, including one from Portugal.
Edufinet has been operative since 2007, through an Internet portal for the general public, although its development began in 2005 within Unicaja. Since it was created, over 127,000 people have directly participated in the different workshops, seminars, courses and conferences organized, of which 89,000 were young people. The website www.edufinet.com, has registered 7.6 million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
This Internet portal on Financial Education includes systemic and practical information, in a question and answer format and were no previous knowledge is required. Additionally, two other specific portals were created: the first one, addressed to business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp), and the second one, for young people (Edufinext).
In addition to the Conferences ‘Financial Education for Young People’ and the Financial Olympics, Edufinet also fosters the organization of workshops and lectures at universities, summer courses or participation in international projects. Publications are other of the pillars of the Edufinet Project, such as the ‘Financial Guide’ and the ‘Financial Guide for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs’.