09 Nov 2023

Teknia joins the ‘Alliance for Dual Vocational Training’

  • The Spanish multinational joins the ‘Alliance for Dual Vocational Training’ to promote quality vocational training and the employability of future industry professionals.
  • In a time of big changes in the automotive sector, Teknia seeks to attract the best talent to continue its growth and consolidation.


Madrid, 19 October 2023 – Teknia, a Spanish multinational specialising in the manufacture of metal and plastic components for mobility, has today formalised its membership of the ‘Alliance for Dual Vocational Training’, an initiative that aims to boost quality vocational training and the employability of young people.

The ‘Alliance for Dual Vocational Training’ was launched in 2015 by the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Princess of Girona Foundation, CEOE and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. It is a statewide network of more than 1,500 companies, educational centres and institutions, and aims to promote the development of quality Dual Vocational Education and Training in Spain.

Teknia joins this alliance with the commitment and objective of actively collaborating in the professional and personal growth and employability of future professionals joining the automotive industry. In a time of change for the sector, the Group seeks to attract the best talent to continue its growth and joining the ‘Alliance for Dual Vocational Training’ is an opportunity to join forces with key players in this field in Spain.

The adhesion ceremony was held today at the company’s headquarters in Madrid and was attended by representatives of both organisations. At the event, Francisco Belil, Vice President of the Bertelsmann Foundation, presented the plaque of adhesion to the Alliance to the Teknia management team present at the event, led by its Managing Director, Javier Quesada de Luis, and accompanied by Jorge Lázaro, Human Resources Director, and Gonzalo Prieto, Communications, Institutional Relations and Sustainability Director.

During the signature, the need to continue promoting quality vocational training in the automotive sector was highlighted. In this way, the industry will achieve a correct transformation and adaptation to the new scenarios, in which future professionals will play a key role in its development.

Francisco Belil entregando la placa a conmemorativa a Javier Quesada de Luis

Francisco Belil handing over the commemorative plaque to Javier Quesada de Luis

Vocational training, decisive for strengthening Spanish industry

For Teknia, as an industrial company with more than 30 years of history, Vocational Training has been key to the company’s growth. Since its beginnings, the Group has been committed to these studies to incorporate the best talent in the different areas in which it works, enriching a team of more than 3,500 people in 23 plants and 13 countries.

For this reason, Teknia considers it essential to continue developing actions that continue to improve its practices and that companies and educational centres work together to adapt the programmes to the current needs of the market.

Francisco Belil, Vice President of the Bertelsmann Foundation, remarked: “This adhesion is another step forward on the path to promote quality dual vocational training and position it as it deserves in the automotive sector. It is essential that multinationals with as many years of experience as Teknia are the main ones in charge of training future professionals in the Spanish industry and act as a “driving force” for Dual Vocational Training, taking into account all the new challenges and challenges that are yet to be faced”.

Javier Quesada de Luis, Managing Director at Teknia, explained that the Group “is very pleased to join the Alliance for Dual Vocational Training and with our relationship with the Bertelsmann Foundation. At Teknia we have always been committed to vocational training as a natural way to incorporate talent with vocation, ambition and desire to develop their career in industry. In a scenario of big changes in the mobility sector, we want to continue supporting the development and promotion of Vocational Training in order to adapt to new trends and position ourselves as a manufacturing partner”.

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