Tàndem Project

Tàndem is part of the Strategic Plan for Renovation and Improvement of the Andorran Educational System (PERMSEA) promoted by ACTUA and the Government of Andorra’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education. It responds to the need to develop its own model that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of VT in the country. The idea is to introduce learning spaces where companies and collaborating entities meet with Aixovall’s VT Centre, to generate economic and social value. Tandem is, in fact, an open innovation community where professionals, teachers and students interact to respond to real and significant challenges existing in companies and within the Andorran society in general.

In short, Tàndem wants to involve the Vocational Training (VT) educational community in Andorra with innovative projects that are developed in companies, enhance the talent of students, increase job opportunities for young people, improve the transfer of value between VT schools and companies, and at the same time, increase the competitiveness of companies.

First edition

Tàndem's first edition ended last May 2017, with the presentation of three proposals from VT students that gave different solutions to the challenge posed by Perfumería Júlia. The challenge consisted of analysing the client’s behaviour in order to improve shopping experiences in the perfumery’s shops. The winning project was an application that enables the capturing of customer information thanks to a method combining NFC, Wifi and Bluetooth technology.

11 students participated, led by five teachers, and with the involvement of a single company.

Second edition

In the second edition of the Tandem project, Vocational Training students had to face the challenges posed by Dermandtek, Hotels Plaza and Inlingua companies. Dermantek wanted to raise public awareness of the need for skin cancer prevention check-ups, Hotels Plaza wanted to offer a personalised gift experience to its clients, and Inlingua proposed the creation of an attractive language immersion project during the months of July and August aimed at teenagers.

Among the 5 finalist projects, the winner, Grup Tancat, proposed for Hotels Plaza an application and a loyalty system to allow clients enjoying exclusive advantages and activities in the hotel.

The project involved all the Vocational Training students (61), tutored by 11 teachers, and they worked on challenges posed by three companies..