The Provincial Council of Almeria continues its commitment to the employment integration and promotion of women in the province of Almeria through initiatives that respond to their needs. The Deputy for Equality, Carmen Belén López, has closed two courses of the Training for Employment Programme aimed at women victims of gender violence and at risk of social exclusion.
The training is ‘tailored’ to the needs of these women in order to promote their incorporation into the world of work. Specifically, the two courses are: Spanish for Foreigners and Kitchen Assistant. This initiative is part of the measures to improve the employability of particularly vulnerable women in the VI Equality Plan 2020-2024.
Both courses have the following objectives
- Improve the employability of women victims of gender violence and/or at risk of exclusion, promoting access to the labour market through training.
- Improve the knowledge of the Spanish language, which increases the possibilities of foreign women to enter the labour market.
The participants who have obtained the diploma have received a financial aid of 450 € which is added to the transport aid for those who have to travel from other municipalities to the capital. The 100-hour cookery assistant course was given at SASSAN Formación and the Spanish for foreigners course at Grupo Almería Formación.
Carmen Belén López congratulated them for participating in this project and taking advantage of the opportunity to learn a profession “with many possibilities in a province that stands out for its gastronomy and for having tourism and the hotel and catering industry as a driving force for employment and wealth”.
Likewise, the Deputy for Equality congratulated the foreign students who, after 95 hours of classes, have broken the barrier of not knowing the language to be able to find a job.