Employment scheme will see rural spaces improved

 

Adeje council department of economic development and employment and of the environment, in partnership with the social services ministry, have initiated a new plan for rural employment – PER, which will see improvements to many rural zones in the borough. “The scehme will also see more people employed, working to recover ethnographic values and improve the midlands of Adeje”, commented the councillors Manuel Luis Méndez Martín and María Esther Rivero Vargas.

“This project allows us to meet a number needs. One one hand we can offer employment to persons between 35 – 60 years who are currently without work, and at the same time improve rural parts of our borough, areas that are visited by the public and have an ethnographic value”.

Those who can take part in the scheme will be offered work for three months, and will receive training and information regarding the zones in which they will be working, which will probably include La Quinta, Ifonche, Taucho, La Concepción and Tijoco Alto. “We hope the work will contribute to raise general awareness of the value of our environment and the need to care for it among other things”,the councillors added.

 

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Safety at sea saves lifes

15 young Adeje students have just completed a couse in life-saving

15 young Adeje people have just completed a training programme under the PFAE programme (training in alternate skills) funded by the European Social Fund “Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro”, which, following an 11 month training period, has seen them take home their certificate as qualified lifeguards in pools and open waters.

This is a new programme directed by the Adeje council with the European funding and in conjunction with the Canarian employment service. It is designed specifically to meet a demand in the sector (young people between 16 and 30 years of age), and the training was primarily in life-saving skills and safety in coastal areas.

“We actually have three active programme in alternative employment training, Prodintur – with a focus on tourism, Limpur Adeje – cleaning and maintenance services, and Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro (Blue Adeje, Safe Adeje), and the programmes are aimed at groups of people who might not have found work, for different reasons, without this additional training. We have had an excellent success rate in the past and therefore believe these kind of initiatives do meet a number of needs, rapidly and effectively”, said employment policies councillor, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín.

During the Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro course the participants learnt life-saving techniques, how to use a defibrillator, basic boat navigation and an English language course adapted to the job of a lifeguard in different situations.

Another training course, a Blue Flag lifeguard course, trains individuals who may be working with special needs bathers. The young people also took part in workshops to improve their self-empowerment and self-sufficiency skills to assist them in entering the labour market.

The course saw participants not just learning the skills directly related to the job in question, but also in related areas, and they trained on the borough’s beaches as well as with the local volunteer fire brigade. The skill set is based primarily on prevention, vigilance, rescue and first aid.

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The Adeje Lenten Tapas route runs until April 1st

 

 

Interested members of the public can follow the route online through the ‘El Puntasso’ application

The Lenten Tapas Route is in its third year, and is organised by the council’s department of local development and employment, under councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martín. The initiative works to promote the local gastronomy as the backbone of the restaurants and café sector as well as linking culture, tradition and gastronomy.

This year the tapas on offer have taken on the philosophy of traditional Easter cooking, using fish and shellfish and other produce. All tapas are made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Thirteen restaurants and cafes are taking part, and the public must make sure they have the special form stamped if they wish to enter the competition for a cruise for two or an overnight stay in a Tenerife hotel.

All the restaurants involved are listed on the www.adeje.es page, and here below with the name of their special tapa in brackets
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Restaurante La Rambla (Placeres santos),
Oliva Café Deli (Mediterranean mezze),
Hotel Fonda Central (Cher-net cronch,
Taberna Amores (Croquetas amores),
Tasca Lorens (La croqueta de mi abuela de Semana Santa),
Tasca Italiana (Delicia de pascua),
La Favorita (Velero de Merluza),
Tasca Bar La Salud (Vegetal especial),
La Rosa Rosa (Primavera),
Tasca El Cañón (Ceviche de Cuaresma),
Le Table D´Helene (Delicias de quesos),
León de Venezia (El viaje de Marco Polo)
La Trattoria (Tapa la Trattoría).

 

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Adeje launches new employment assistance programme

The Adeje council department of economic development have joined forces with the Canarian employment service and the ministry for employment and social services, to develop an new experimental programme, ServiRes, to benefit 60 unemployed individuals in the borough

The 60 people have been without work for over a year, and the objective is to assist their re-entry into the labour market. “Over recent years we have run different initiatives designed to help people return to work and with a lot of success, meeting two main objectives: training in the work sector and returning people to work who have, up to now, for various reasons, be unable to find work”, says employment councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martin.

Those taking part will receive a certificate of qualification in basic bar and restaurant management after their training, and also take part in placements in businesses, in specialist training workshops and more, to improve thieir curriculum and increase their employability in the sector.

Those chosen to take part in the course must commit to attend all the classes, practical sessions and workshops that are scheduled, as well as interviews and orientation sessions.

More information from the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA).

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November is Gastronomy month in Adeje

 

For a number of years now November has been gastronomy month in Adeje and the 2017 DegustaMe (Taste Me) programme has just been launched. And as in previous years there are a range of workshops for all members of the family, trips, events, and of course the Tapas route with prizes for the best restaurants as well as for the public.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín said, “Degusta.Me is a gastronomic get-together for different sectors of the food industry, offering culinary creations promoting the best of cooking in the region.

“The Adeje council knows that the tourist industry is the economic motor of the south of the island, and in this regard we have top class hotels attracting about 2 million visitors last year. We also have over 50,000 residents, so our gastronomy must offer different and diverse elements as well what is good locally, and create jobs for our residents here, always bearing in mind that gastronomy is one of the determining factors in a tourist destination”.

The tapas route will run from November 17th to 26th with 14 establishments taking part: El Puente, Taberna Amores, Loren’s tasca , El Rincón del Sushi, Tasca Italiana La Favorita cake shop, cafetería Atlántida, La Salud bar, tasca El Cañón, cafetería Casa Juan, Compostela restaurant, Metro pizza, León de Venezia and Rincón de Aranda.

The full programme of events runs until December 9th and 350 people have already signed up for events on offer. Most of the workshops will take place in the CDTCA (The Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre), and registration is already open. The full programme is available in Spanish and English on the borough’s webpage, www.adeje.es, and flyers are available with the programme in public buildings in the town

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Model turn out for fashion press call

 

This morning Siam Mall hosted many of the international models who are in Adeje to take part in the Tenerife Fashion Beach Costa Adeje show tomorrow.

Alongside the models and event organisers were Adeje councillors for tourism, Ermitas Moreira García and for local economic development Manuel Luis Méndez Martín as well as Siam Mall director Hugo Gil and Edgar Magdalena, technical director of tomorrow’s show.

Both politicians underlined the importance of the event in “tourism promotion of the borough” adding that the show would “open up the way for increased diversity in the local economy as well as showing off the attractive possibilities of the destination”.

Hugo Gil said events of this kind helped promote the textile industry and Siam Mall would continue to support these initiatives in the fashion and local business sector.

Edgar Magdalena thanked those present, the Adeje Council as well as the Tenerife Cabildo for their support and of course the models who had travelled from many different parts of the world to take part.

 

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Adeje’s quality recognised

 

The council is awarded for its excellent training initiatives and work-seeking programmes

The Adeje department of economic development and employment policies has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence, EFQM, from the European Foundation for Quality Management, for the level of attention offered and given to the public in the areas of training, employment and businesses assessment. The award was presented at an event in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA).

Councillor for the department, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín received the certificate from Francisco Martón Santamaría, from the Bureau Veritas, the agency charged with evaluation and certification in Andalucía and the Canarias. Also present were the departmental head, Mercedes Vargas, and the councillor for tourism, Ermitas Moreira (who headed up the employment department in previous years, when it was first awarded this certificate in 2015).

Méndez Martín said, “Offering a quality service to our users, who belong to the section of society in search of work, and the businesses who are looking for assessment assistance, that’s our daily challenge”. He praised the work of his colleague Ermitas Moreira as well. He said the priority for his department was to ensure that anyone who contacted them in search of a solution to their problems received personal attention and a quality service. “Unfortunately we cannot solve every single problem, we don’t have magic wands to create jobs for everyone, but what we can do is offer professional service and attention, and ensure proper and actual responses to problems and open a door to hope to those seeking assistance”.

The certificate is awarded every two years during which time the Bureau Vertias are evaluating and invigilating the work of the companies in line for certification. That the Adeje department has been awarded for a second consecutive time is rewarding, says the councillor, as it indicated “that we are improving and growing with our commitment to all those who are looking for work or seeking to improve their working potential”.

EFQM (the European Foundation for Quality Management) is a not-for-profit membership foundation in Brussels, established in 1989 to increase the competiveness of the European economy. It looks to establish a global vision in companies to encourage and stimulate improvement and excellence in work practises. According to Francisco Martón Santamaría, in Adeje’s case, “the protagonists are the workers in the Adeje department – we know that in many cases to receive the certificate a second time can be more difficult as it requires an application to the job that is continuous and constant and requires the full commitment of all those involved”. He congratulated the Adeje department, as it is, he said, “a centre for preparation for workers allowing them to choose a route, a path to stability and to gainful employment”.


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Everything ready for ‘back to school’

 

Adeje’s schools are ready to receive the hundreds of students who are finishing up their summer holidays this weekend. Primary schools reopen their doors on Monday September 11th and the borough’s secondary schools on Wednesday September 13th.

During the months of July and August the council have invested over €50,000 in repairs to centres in the borough. The Adeje education councillor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera says “this year we have invested money in improvements in all of the borough’s public centres following specific requests from the schools and the works carried out have improved security for pupils in the schools too”.

The works were carried out in conjunction with the department of works and local development under councillors Esther Rivero Vargas and Manuel Luis Méndez Martín. In Fañabe the entrance to the school has been upgraded with resurfacing and improvements to the park as well as an improvement in telecommunications in the school. In Adeje Casco the pavement outside the school’s main lower gate has been extended to offer greater safety to pupils, there is a ramp for those with reduced mobility, the steps to the courts have been improved and there is a new zone for the AMPA (parents’ association).

In Los Olivos the canteen floor has been renewed and there is a new archive area. In Las Torres the school farm has been completed, in Armeñime the sports courts have been resurfaced, the gardens and the school farm upgraded, and in Tijoco Bajo there is a new pavement with adapted paving and the centre’s façade is being redecorated.

While the secondary schools are actually run by a separate body, the council have met some of their outstanding needs and will be installing a new pedestrian access to the IES Adeje II (El Galeón) and installing benches in the IES Adeje I (Los Olivos) patios.

Sanitation facilities have been repaired in all of the borough’s infant and primary schools, classrooms and communal areas painted and garden and greens attended too. Adolfo Alonso Ferrrera: “We have been able to work to meet the requests of the schools in the borough as it is important that the centres are ready for the start of the 2017/2018 academic year. We hope that the students can look forward to a year full of hope, learning and discovery”.

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Growing interest in establishing new businesses

The Adeje CDTCA (Costa Adeje Centre for Tourism Development) recently ran a course on setting up businesses, with 18 participants, business persons who have recently or are about to establish a new enterprise. The aim of the course, led by specialist Sabita Navalrai Jagtani Jagnati, was to impart basic and important information about being self-employed.

The initiative was the idea of the employment arm of the provincial confederation of businesses (CEOE-Tenerife), with financing from the Canarian Employment service and the European Social fund in conjunction with the Adeje council.

“For quite a while we have encouraged training among the local business community, for us it is very important that entrepreneurs have all the information they need. We are aware of the risks in setting up a new business which is why we decided to offer training in a hands-on manner”, explained the councillor for employment policies and local development Manuel Luis Méndez Martín.

The councillor continued, “Adeje is home to many self-employment initiatives, most of the them successful and the council is happy to help with all new ideas and job creation niches which all contribute to the overall economic and social growth of the borough”.

The 30 hour course offered participants the chance to learn the basic steps of setting up a business, evolving a company schematic, and developing an economic viability plan. Participants were able to bring their own business proposals to the table which included ecological service set-ups, selective recycling proposals, online design and marketing as well as businesses perhaps better known in the borough such as restaurants, florists, shops, etc.

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Social plan benefits borough and workers

 

Carmen Rosa González Cabrera and Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, councillors for work and municipal services and for economic development and employment policies respectively, visited the various borough zones were 57 people are working on social employment contracts to improve and maintain different public spaces in Adeje.

Both councillors congratulated the “professional competence of those directing these minor works, which will improve and maintain many of the borough’s public zones, colleges, etc. The teams are working well and the results are already appreciated by residents in the relevant neighbourhoods, who have also praised the attitude of those working under this scheme”.

During the visit to Las Rosas the councillors saw the team working to improve existing pavements and the integration of new paving along some stretches of road that haven’t been paved for pedestrian use. A green zone has also been reconditioned for the leisure use of residents and a number of barriers to those with mobility difficulties have been removed. Soon a number of streets will be re-laid and zones painted.

In Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraíso the work has been concentrated on finishing the work on a pétanque/boules pitch, the installation of a new drainage system in one of the green zones and maintenance work and painting of public areas.

The funding for the projects is split between the Canarian Employment Service and the Adeje council.