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In 1946 there was a great need for skilled workers in Spain. Mr. José Antonio Elola Olaso, General Director of OJE (Spanish Youth Organisation), had an insight:
It was necessary to convince youngsters, as well as their parents, teachers and prospective employers, that their future depended on an effective vocational training sys
tem. From the start, State agencies, enterprises and religious vocational training schools were interested in the idea.
This simple yet brilliant idea of watching people from different trades at their workstations proved to be a great success. In 1947, with the participation of around 4,000 apprentices from a dozen mechanical trades, the first National Competition took place in Spain.