The Escuela del Mármol de Fines, a training centre attached to the Andalusian Employment Service and National Reference Centre for Vocational Training in Extractive Industries, has launched a new edition of the course ‘Teacher of Vocational Training for Employment’. This training action started yesterday with 15 unemployed students who will be able to obtain the level 3 certificate of professionalism and will be qualified to be teachers in VET courses for Employment and in the new Employment and Training programme that has replaced the workshop schools and employment workshops, which is expected to start in the coming months.
The group of students is made up of five women under the age of 30, six between the ages of 30 and 45 and four over this age. As for their level of education, 40% have university studies, 30% have higher vocational training and the rest have intermediate vocational training or baccalaureate studies. They have work experience in various occupations ranging from administration, hairdressing and kitchen services to Environmental Sciences, Forestry Engineering and the natural stone sector itself.
The ‘FPE Teaching’ course will run until mid-May 2022. It includes 380 hours of theoretical-practical training in the modules of didactic programming of training actions for employment; selection, development, adaptation and use of materials, media and teaching resources in VET; course delivery and tutoring; evaluation of the teaching-learning process and career guidance and promotion of quality in VET. Students will also carry out a 40-hour non-labour professional internship.
This training action is part of the new 2021-2023 programme of the Marble School, which includes eight training actions – seven itineraries of different specialities and the VET teaching course – totalling 3,910 teaching hours, with work experience in companies, aimed at 120 unemployed people. This programme responds to the needs of natural stone companies and the occupations most in demand in the sector.
The students are entitled to receive the grants and aid established for unemployed people participating in Vocational Training for Employment training actions for transport, meals, accommodation and reconciliation with the care of children under six years of age or dependent family members, and grants for assistance to people with disabilities and certain groups of unemployed people established by the SAE and that require a differentiated action to facilitate their qualification or requalification to enable their participation in specific programmes.