AVIA and the Universitat Jaume I sign a collaboration agreement to promote research, training and technological development


The President of AVIA, Mónica Alegre, has highlighted the need of the sector for highly qualified professionals to address the technological challenges of the new mobility models

The president of AVIA, Mónica Alegre, and the Rector of Universidad San Jaime I, Eva Alcón, have signed this morning a collaboration agreement to promote staff training, scientific research, technological development and knowledge transfer.

The event was also attended by the UJI the vice-rector for Research and Transfer, Jesús Lancis; the deputy vice-chancellor for Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, David Cabedo, and the technician personnel from the Office for Cooperation in Research and Technological Development, César Viudez, and by AVIA, the manager, Elena Lluch, and Human Resources technician, Alba Tornero .

The collaboration considers the execution of research and development projects; the exchange of information on University training resources and the training needs of companies in the automotive sector; cooperation in training programs for research and technical; the internships in AVIA companies by the UJI students; counselling and personal exchange, among other actions.

Among other actions, it is also planned to set up a dual training plan in university programs, a pioneering initiative.

AVIA President, Mónica Alegre, wanted to highlight the need for automotive companies to recruit talent and to incorporate highly qualified personnel who respond to the needs of the sector today. “It is a sector that, in the coming years, will experience a substantial change in its employee profile and where technical and technological positions will prevail. We have to tackle this challenge with the help of institutions such as the Universidad San Jaime I and its teams. The R&D carried out by the University and the training programs are going to be fundamental for the sector ”. Alegre has also highlighted AVIA's desire that university students can do internships in partner companies. "We have 112 companies that can be a good opportunity for training practices for students."

Eva Alcón, Rector of the UJI, highlighted that "this protocol marks a roadmap to bring auxiliary companies in the automotive industry closer to the UJI through training, transfer and job placement and strengthen the automobile cluster from this triple scope of collaboration ”. In this sense, the Rector of the UJI has pointed out the importance of reinforcing the links between the University and a strategic business sector such as the automobile sector.