THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE YOUNG STUDENTS FROM TECHNICAL STUDIES ABOUT INCORPORATION TO THE LABOR MARKET & THEIR INFLUENCE IN WANTING TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATIVE HORIZON

E. Nuñez

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (SPAIN)
The transitional process from the educational environment to the job market presents in each level a problematic of its own, as it points out (Peiró, Martín & Salanova, 2007). In the case of FP (Vocational Education), consists of an educational level that has been evolving through time, although with slight delay in comparison to the more developed nations from Europe. It can be said that the current Technical Education (LOGSE & LOE) has been approaching to a more European model, although there’s still a lot of aspects that can be improved.
Nowadays, both laws coexist in the education’s regulation. Because as the laws, that regulate every degree, have been approved it will be applicable to the next course.

In the development of a person’s career, the transitional stage from a learning period to the
labor market is one of the more complex periods due to various aspects, such as the current crisis, the instability of the labor market or the existing maladjustments between the educational and productive systems, that are rapidly evolving with high technological changes. What makes it increasingly complex and labor training routes in the general population and especially among young people. So it makes necessary that the young people plans his career and specially the formative itinerary to follow.

Through this research aims to analyze the way in which the young man who studies FP (Vocational Education) configures his professional profile. Specifically, it consists of investigating the factors (expectations about incorporation to the labor market) that influence the decisions taken by the student to continue their training.

The design used in the present investigation has been the previous exploratory study, by means of a revision of literature has taken place a diagnosis of the technical studies in Europe. It followed by correlational study, through a survey, with exposition of hypothesis about behavioral and relations between the used variables. The surveys were given to the students from technical studies from the learning institutes partially financed by the state in the Madrid Autonomic Community. The survey was administered in April, May and June 2009.