Qualifica 2018 embraces the Planet and fills Exponor with multiple activities. From 1 to 4 March
The 11th edition of Qualifica, Education, Training, Youth and Employment Fair, which runs from 1 to 4 March in Exponor, has the motto “Love the planet”, Thus promoting environmental sustainability. To this end, a competition with the same name was launched, aimed at all students from public and private schools, as well as from other training entities who are attending Secondary or Higher Education.
The challenge thus invites the student community, through a short video, to demonstrate that the sustainability of the planet is a worldwide concern, requiring changes in behavior and awareness of the relevance of this issue in an educational context.
The videos must have a maximum duration of 2:30 minutes, and must be sent, until the next January 31st, to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Love the Planet by Lipor', as this contest is called, which has Lipor as a partner, is divided into two categories: Level I for higher education students and Level II for secondary education students.
The winners of each category will receive a diploma and a cash prize in the amount of 200 euros and will see their work published on the Facebook page and on the website Qualifications.
Activities and proposals
This 11th edition of Qualifications as usual, it has several complementary activities and spaces that make this fair a moment of communion and sharing of experiences among the student community. THE Love the Planet Square, for example, will recreate an exhibition and rest area, designed with the aim of raising awareness, developing a critical spirit, inspiring and appealing to creativity with photography works. It will also feature scenic and performing activities, music, painting, architecture and design, thus materializing the spirit of the event.
This year's edition of Qualifications will still be the stage of Fashion shows, showing the innovation and creativity of the schools of fashion, textiles and jewelery, which were challenged to present collections that use organic waste, recycled material and reused pieces. There will also be space for Hair, Beard and Makeup Shows, with artistic shows in which hairstylists, barbers and make-up artists put all their art and imagination on stage, while showing the main trends in the world of beauty.
O Gaming, one of the most popular Qualifications, is also back, with a space for various tournaments and activities related to new entertainment technologies.
With tourist activity taking on an increasingly central role in the economy and employment, Turismo de Portugal brings to the Qualifications the theme of healthy eating, based on not wasting. In this regard, a tasting moment with a healthy snack or breakfast with high nutritional value will be created.
The country invited to this XXI Qualifications will be the Canada, with the presence of the embassy representing six universities and polytechnics in this North American country, thus opening the doors to the opportunities of one of the most prestigious educational systems in the world. Canada's Education sector is one of the most competitive in the OECD and is used as a benchmark by several international institutions and bodies when comparing indicators in this area.
To get an idea of this bet, Canada spent more than 6% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the area of Education, above 5,2% referring to the average of OECD countries. Thus, 10% of students enrolled in higher education candidates are international, compared to 6% of the OECD average. The number of Portuguese students in educational institutions in Canada has also increased significantly in recent years.
Who is also present in the Qualifications is Gap Year Portugal, which aims to take students out of their comfort zone, a prolonged cut with routine or a break in the chaotic movement of everyday life. O Gap Year it is a widespread practice in Anglo-Saxon countries and is now beginning to extend to other geographies. The idea is to take a break from studies, usually for a year, to get to know new cultures, different ways of life and distant realities.