A pilot program called 'Occupational Classroom', which provided services as a test experience in four municipalities of the Region, including Cartagena, has turned out to be a fraud for the young people participating in the program.
The 'Occupational Classroom' is a program aimed at young people of 15 years with problems of adaptation in the classroom or with a high rate of school absenteeism, in order that they acquire the appropriate learning to access, directly, the Basic Vocational Training, and can also choose to access ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education).
In Cartagena, nine families, whose children study at the Santa Lucia Institute, have been left behind after being deceived by the Ministry of Education of the Autonomous Community.
This information has not corresponded to the reality, since the General Directorate of Vocational Training and Special Education Teachings has announced that, by law, the matching of the students of the Occupational Classroom is not allowed to those who complete the first and second of the THAT.
All this, said the mayor of MC, Ricardo Segado, "after both the Ministry of Education, as the councilman of the branch in the City of Cartagena, socialist David Martinez," will take the photo, proud to promote a program that has turned out to be a fraud. "" After finishing the course, the students of the Occupational Classroom have obtained a result of zero for access to Vocational Training, seeing nine students in the gutter and without getting what they were promised, "he said. the concilor.
It should be remembered that the Councilor for Education, David Martínez (PSOE), presented together with the Director General of Attention to Diversity and Educational Quality, Esperanza Moreno (PP), this false program that struggled against the high level of school dropout of students .
Information to affected families
Ricardo Segado has denounced that "a program is created in the knowledge that its objectives can not be met, either that or its management incapacity would be revealed again, creating initiatives without first looking at the Law."
For the mayor of Cartagena, "it is disturbing that the other municipalities - some of them socialists - who have this pilot experience, have expressed their disagreement with this matter, however, we see how in Cartagena, no one in the local government has raised the voice, which leads us to think, again, that the pact buried between reds and blues to silence their mistakes has been in force for a long time, the same buried agreement that served to get us out of the municipal government ".
Finally, Segado has demanded that, on the part of these political leaders, all affected families in the IES Santa Lucia be informed of the causes of this nonsense, "they should ask for forgiveness for announcing a thing and then doing the opposite, taking the measures that are in your hand, within the regulatory framework, so that these students can continue their training normally and with security for their future.The truth is that, far from encouraging these young participants in the program, what has been achieved is to discourage them. "
Source: Grupo municipal MC Cartagena