The UJA presents a "pioneering, ambitious and unique" program of transversal complementary training courses

  • The Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Continuing Education at the University of Jaén, Juan Manuel Rosas, presented on Wednesday the offer of transversal complementary training courses, grouped in the “pioneer, ambitious and singular” program called ‘FoCo Generación UJA ‘
Presentación del programa

It is a tool that ensures that all students of the Jiennense institution have the opportunity to achieve this comprehensive training, “through complementary training and cross-sectional training, which becomes the hallmark of our Generation UJA ” The deadline for submitting applications ends on October 25.

Rosas, who has been accompanied by the vice-rector of Students, María Luisa del Moral, and the director of the Secretariat for Personal Education, José Manuel Castro,

has explained that this program is structured at two levels and with two types of complementary training.

In particular, the transversal complementary training in skills and abilities essential for professional and personal growth (aimed at all students of the UJA) and the specific complementary training for the degree or group of degrees, which combined with undergraduate and graduate training . As he has added, all this will favor his later incorporation into the labor market which, as you know, is a strategic objective that can not be waived by the UJA.

This initiative, which aims to become a “hallmark” of the UJA, seeks to reach the 16,000 students of the UJA, throughout their training period. “We have not found any Spanish university with a program of these characteristics, so we have designed it from scratch, those who sit at this table, with the invaluable collaboration of centers and vice-rectorships, and with the personal involvement of the rector himself, which can give an account of the importance that this program has for the University of Jaén “, he highlighted.

In this sense, he has valued that it constitutes “an original program, made in Jaén” about which he has said he has “no doubt that they will end up copying other universities as soon as they see it working”. The vice-rector of Students has also had an impact on the responsibility of endowing students with comprehensive training and this is a “very important” bet that differentiates “the UJA, since its students will go out to the labor market with training” and with a backpack, which will differentiate you from the rest “, with the competition that is being offered to you.


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The courses are designed to be taught between 200 and 300 students each. These have 1.5 credits (37.5 hours of student work), are blended and free.

The program is presented with 16 courses that will be gradually implemented and will be repeated year after year, with a permanent revision and replacing, transforming or complementing them, to adapt them to the needs and demands of the students. They will be taught at the two campuses of the University of Jaén, structuring their distribution according to demand.

‘FoCo Generación UJA’ begins this semester with four courses that are already underway, in fact, the registration period is open through the website and ends next October 25. During the second semester will be implemented between four and six more, bringing the program to full operation, with the 16 courses underway, in the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.

To these we must add the cross-training in employability and entrepreneurship offered by the Vice-rectorate for Relations with Society and Labor Insertion or those oriented to cultural extension, volunteering offered by the Vice-Chancellorship for the Projection of Culture, Sports and Responsibility Social, and those of student representation that are offered from the Vice-rectorate of Students, among others.

“Thus, only with the transversal complementary training program that we present today we will be able to give an annual training in these competences to a number of between 3,000 and 6,000 students, putting us as objective that they can reach at least five credits of complementary training in the four-eight years to stay with us, depending on whether they interrupt their training after the degree or extend it until completing the doctorate, “he said.

The teaching staff of these courses is made up of the UJA’s own professionals, many of them with experience in this training from the pilot program that the Vice-Rectorate of Students tried with great success last year, complemented by external experts from the world’s top level academic and professional that will help to convey the need and importance of this training for students.


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In the first semester (November-December 2017) courses will be given on the application of emotional intelligence in the workplace, preparation of a curriculum vitae “, written expression techniques and ethics and safety on the Internet.

In the second semester (February-May 2018 and first semester 2018-19) will develop courses on job interview, motivation, leadership and conflict management and negotiation, oratory, “human rights and its political, legal, social and labor dimension” , environmental sustainability and Equality.

In addition, courses on teamwork, organization of autonomous learning, study techniques, preparation of end-of-course papers, reports or articles, preparation of a public intervention and effective management of time and information have yet to be assigned.

Child savings account – The best offers for the little ones

The banks have designed accounts aimed at the youngest ones so that they start in the world of finance. These are accounts for children with gifts and special advantages for them, but they also include profitability so that their savings grow at their own pace. On this page we review all the features, advantages and limitations of a savings account for children.

What characterizes savings accounts for children?

A savings account for children works very similar to a traditional savings account, but with the particularity that they are aimed at clients from 0 to 17 years old (in some cases up to 14 years old). The purpose of these accounts is that they help young children to enter the world of personal finance, learn how banks work and manage their savings. However, for the bank they also have a clear objective, it allows them to attract potential customers and retain them, so that, as they grow, they will require more services managed by the same entity.

In general, savings accounts for children usually offer profitability , so that the money that is deposited inside will generate interest. Keep in mind that the profitability of these accounts is usually not very high, so that to attract customers, banks usually do so through gifts, discounts or promotions.

How do children’s accounts work?

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The parents or legal guardians are in charge of managing the children’s accounts , since, obviously, a child of less than ten years could not understand the operation of these. Once they have grown up, children can take care of their own savings, but their parents will be able to continue supervising all the arrangements.

The parents or legal guardians are the ones who must request the opening of the children’s account on behalf of the children. For this, it will only be necessary to present the DNI. In addition, they will control the movements of the account until the holder reaches the age of majority.

Permitted operations with child savings accounts

The operations that are allowed with a child account are quite limited, since they are accounts conceived as savings accounts. The only movement that children can make, who are the account holders, is to enter cash. The rest of operations could not be carried out without the authorization of his tutor or the second account holder.

Advantages and limitations of accounts for children

  • They do not usually apply commissions.

  • As most are paid accounts, the savings will grow month by month.

  • Most offer gifts to attract new customers.

  • Transfers and transfers can be made.

  • They can not be hired outside the age allowed by the bank, which is generally up to 17, although in some entities it is lower.
  • Do not allow direct debits or other expenses.

How is the passage from a child account to a young account?

How is the passage from a child account to a young account?

To ensure that the child remains in the entity as soon as he has reached the age of majority, banks usually change the child account for a young account. At that time, the range of possible transactions that can be made with the account is opened, since the young accounts allow direct debits, payroll or income or have debit or credit cards.

In addition, one of the advantages of these accounts is that they remain free of commissions. However, we recommend reading carefully the small print of the contract and understand what we are committed to.