Agencia Efe, Spain's international news agency, signed an agreement Monday with the Federation of Journalists' Associations of Spain, or FAPE, and the Institute for Postgraduate Cultural and Communications Studies, or Ipecc, to provide Spanish-language digital journalism courses.

The three signatories will work to create training programs - both online and traditional - for Spanish-speaking journalists in Spain and Latin America who wish to expand their knowledge and skills.

Agencia Efe, the world's leading Spanish-language news organization, has focused on promoting the proper use of Spanish and providing training via Escuela Efe.

The news agency will leverage its broad range of experience in general and specialized reporting - scientific, health, environmental and business journalism, among others - to provide high-quality training courses.

Ipecc, a highly experienced leader in providing training to cultural, communications and audiovisual professionals, is contributing equipment and personnel to the training program.

FAPE, the organization providing the broadest representation to journalists in Spain, will contribute its knowledge of the journalism profession and training needs of both active journalists and recent graduates, as well as of trends in the media industry.

The agreement was signed by Efe CEO Jose Antonio Vera, FAPE president Elsa Gonzalez and Editrain/Ipecc president Jaime Brull in the presence of FAPE vice president for training and information technology Aurelio Martin and Escuela de Formacion Efe director Gloria Valenzuela. EFE