The Promentor Program is a university training program for people with intellectual disabilities, created in 2005 and recognized as its own title by the Autonomous University of Madrid.
The main objective of the program is to provide job training adapted to the individual needs of each student, promoting the acquisition of skills and competences that lead to greater employability and therefore, more likely to be included in employment.
The curriculum of the Diploma Proprio is structured around two main pillars, one of a humanist nature, aimed at personal growth, through proposals that promote social relations, emotional management and the development of values; and another generalist, which is committed to training students in generic skills, extrapolatable to any work context.
In 2010, the UAM and the Prodis Foundation agreed to create a Chair that brings together teaching and research and since then, Promentor has been the subject of study in 14 R&D&I projects both nationally and internationally. Currently, a pioneering project of “inclusive codocence” is being implemented in Spain.
Since 2017, through the Call for Grants for University Training Programs for Employment to Young People with Intellectual Disabilities, co-financed by the European Social Fund, the Promentor Program has been replicated in 32 universities nationwide and at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém in Portugal.