Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.
Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga has laid the first stone in the county’s new vocational training centre in a ceremony attended by Canarian president Fernando Clavijo. Construction work began in July and is scheduled to take just under a couple of years. The new centre will be on Calle Lisboa in the large plot behind the Gran Sur shopping mall, and will offer training for up to 500 students in areas such as hotel management and tourism, agro-food industries, IT and communication.
The council says that it asked the regional Government to proceed with planning and permissions after the land was ceded for construction in 2014; it was licenced in 2017 with 85% of funding coming from the European Regional Development fund (FEDER). Mayor Fraga said that the project was “a vitally important infrastructure and will give us a new training tool which will increase accessibility to professional positions for our population”, adding that “this isn’t enough though – we have many many students who need improved access to ensure they are in an optimum position when it comes to job seeking”.
President Clavijo, for his part, emphasized the support the regional Government is providing “to increase professional training options throughout the islands to meet the need of an increasingly demanding market”: the President has released the video below of the opening of works as well. Also present at the ceremonial stone laying were education department heads Ana Dorta, Jonathan Martín and Manuel Jorge, as well as Adeje councillors Adolfo Alonso, Carmen Rosa González and Andrés Pérez.
The new centre, the CIFP, will become a benchmark for professional training in the south of the island, with an expected influx of students from Santiago del Teide to Granadilla.
Ayer se puso en marcha la construcción del primer Centro Integrado de Formación Profesional de la Comarca Sur de Tenerife, que estará ubicado en Adeje. pic.twitter.com/EIqYNOlClW
— Fernando Clavijo (@EquipoClavijo) September 27, 2018