On 10 April, the directors of mrHouston paid a visit to Tierno Galván Secondary School (Parla, Madrid) and met with sixth-form students enrolled in vocational training courses in IT, programming and systems. Discussions centred on areas such how technology and the Internet are developing today and how they are applied in everyday life. In addition, students were invited to share and discuss the technological projects they were working on, since at mrHouston they can find not only support, but also the possibility of developing their projects in a 100% professional working environment.
The youth unemployment rate has once again exceeded 55%. Widening the focus and including young students in it, the number of young people without work accounts for 22% of the total number of Spain’s under-25 year olds. Students would benefit from the added value gained from experiencing the reality of the employment environment outside the classroom for a few months, and the opportunity of improving a set of skills which are intangible but essential for progressing inside a company.
mrHouston is committed to working closely with education centres with a view to turning out rounded professionals. “We want to be a strategic ally for education centres as a source of knowledge and talent,” says José Armillas, CEO of mrHouston. “Our aim is to set up long-lasting partnerships to expand technological knowledge, by means of R+D projects where students interact in the real environment with highly qualified professionals. All parties benefit from this, and furthermore it is important for students to work in areas relating to their skills and knowledge.”