SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 19 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Public Administrations, Justice and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, has signed an agreement with the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) and the University of La Laguna so that students from this higher education center can carry out external internships in courts and tribunals and, in this way, complete the knowledge acquired in the classroom.
This initiative aims, according to the content of the agreement, that university students acquire training that combines theory and practice, thus promoting their employability as future professionals, fostering their capacity for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation and responding to the commitment to transformation economy based on the knowledge society.
The wish of the institutions signing the agreement is the organization of external practices in courts and tribunals, considering that this activity may be of great interest for the comprehensive training of professionals who in the future could collaborate or provide service to the Administration of Justice, which will result in a higher quality of this.
Specifically, the external practices -curricular and extracurricular- in the courts and tribunals of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands are aimed at students enrolled in the subject of External Practices of official undergraduate or master’s studies taught by the ULL and always of degrees related to professions of the Administration of Justice. In the specific case of the degree in Law, this year there are 163 students enrolled in said subject.
The Ministry undertakes, within its powers, to facilitate the carrying out of these practices, as well as the access of students to the headquarters of the courts and tribunals. For its part, it will correspond to the ULL, through the person who directs the subject of External Practices, to propose to the students that they are going to develop them.
These must maintain the secrecy and confidentiality in terms of means, processes or those judicial or administrative actions of which they may have knowledge during the practices, even after they have finished.
Once the established internship period is over, they will receive a certificate issued by the court or tribunal, which will state the hours worked, the nature of the activities carried out and the level reached in the opinion of the person or persons in charge of the tutoring.
The completion of the internships will not be considered any merit for access to public service, nor can they be computed for the purposes of seniority or recognition of services rendered in all public administrations.
This agreement does not entail financial obligations or economic consideration for any of the parties. For its adequate follow-up, coordination, control and interpretation, a commission made up of two members from each of the signatory institutions has been created, which will meet at least once a year.
Likewise, the ULL undertakes, depending on its availability, to provide its collaboration to the Ministry of Justice and the CGPJ by assigning classrooms, on the occasion of the holding of tests corresponding to the selection processes for the entry or access of civil servants. at the service of the Administration of Justice and access to judicial and fiscal careers.
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