The president of the regional government, Fernando Clavijo and the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, laid a ceremonial stone at the new CIFP (Integrated Centre for Professional Training) in Adeje. Work began on the construction of the third level centre in July and is scheduled to take 22 months.
The centre will be on the Calle Lisboa close to El Madroñal and the Gran Sur shopping centre, and will be offering training for up to 500 students in areas such as hotel management and tourism, agro-food industries, IT and communication. The land was actually ceded for construction in 2014 and Adeje council asked the regional government to proceed with planning and permissions. That was licenced in 2017 with 85% of funding coming from the European Regional Development fund (FEDER).
“This is a vitally important infrastructure and will give us a new training tool which will increase accessibility to professional positions for our population”, said mayor Rodríguez Fraga. However he did add, “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”. Also present at the ceremonial stone laying were heads of of the education department 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 reference point for professional training in the south of the island, with an expected influx of students from Santiago del Teide to Granadilla.
Fernando Clavijo underlined the “backing the regional government is giving to increase professional training options throughout the islands to meet the need of an increasingly demanding market”. He added that they were here to meet the demands of the student community in the south of Tenerife who needed a first-class professional training institution of this kind.
The new centre will be a four-storey building with class-rooms and practical areas to meet the educative needs of all of the courses that will be on offer.
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