Spain - Tenerife Cabildo, FIFEDE and Don Bosco provide second job opportunities to 15 young people

03 July 2017

(ANS - Santa Cruz de Tenerife) - The Tenerife Cabildo - the governing body of the Spanish island of Tenerife - the Insular Foundation for Formation, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development (FIFEDE, in Spanish) and the Don Bosco Project have developed a preparation-for-work school which aims to give a second professional opportunity to 15 young people between the ages of 16 and 20.

Cabildo's President, Carlos Alonso, visited the Don Bosco Project site in mid-June, which has such school that hosts 15 students between the ages of 16 and 20.

Miguel Ángel Rojas, Territorial Director of FIFEDE in the Canaries, stressed "the good will of Cabildo, which acted bravely and wanted to be associated in giving a second chance to these young people."

The agreement between the local authorities and the Don Bosco Project will allow students of the work-preparatory school to acquire basic skills that will enable them to meet their daily needs and to then start a career path through other programs, further training or work-related.

The goal of the school, as reported by the Cabildo in Tenerife in a statement, is to improve the social and personal conditions of young people who are not currently studying, but are not yet "prepared" to start a work project.

According to Cabildo, the Island President has learned "firsthand" the quality of training that these young people are receiving and emphasized that this program "responds" to the real needs of young people who have abandoned the education system prematurely and do not have the right tools to be integrated into adult education or work training projects.

The program, Cabildo reports, will be held until December and is a "pilot project" to guide young people to their future through activities that allow them to start a career or to return to study.

One of the technicians responsible for the initiative, Ainhor Pérez, noted that throughout the duration of the preparatory school, students will learn fundamental skills of a social, personal, working and civic nature.

The initiative is funded by the Fund for the Development of the Canary Islands (FDCAN), enjoys a budget of € 31,500 and is part of the Strategic Framework for Insular Development (MEDI).

Sources: EFE - La Vanguardia


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