The (Marble School of Fines, a training centre attached to the Andalusian Employment Service and National Reference Centre for Vocational Training in the family of Extractive Industries, has completed the training itinerary ‘Auxiliary operations in natural stone processing plants’, one of the occupations most in demand by companies in the marble sector.
A total of nine students have completed their training after having completed 415 hours of theoretical and practical training and another 80 hours of work experience in three companies in the area: Cosentino S. A., Mármoles Juan Tijeras S. L. and Emilio Moreno Pastor. This training enables them to obtain the level 1 certificate of professionalism, which accredits their qualification to work in companies linked to the professional family of the extractive industries, natural stone and construction in general, dedicated to the production, marketing and installation of natural stone and its derivatives.
The itinerary has allowed participants to acquire the basic notions for the performance of a position within a natural stone workshop, the movement of loads with forklift and overhead crane and hoists, along with theoretical and practical knowledge of basic digital skills essential in the changing labour market, where a basic level of computer skills is required for an increasingly digitised company, as well as the complementary modules of job placement and job search techniques.
This itinerary is part of the Marble School’s 2021-2023 programme, which includes seven itineraries in various specialities and a course in teaching the FPE. The programme totals 3,910 teaching hours, with work experience in companies, and is aimed at 120 unemployed people. The training responds to the needs of natural stone companies and the occupations most in demand in the sector.
The students can apply for the grants and aid established for unemployed people participating in training actions of Vocational Training for Employment for transport, meals, accommodation and reconciliation with the care of children under six years 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 programs.
Application period for the load handling itinerary is open.
On the other hand, the deadline for submitting applications to participate in a new training itinerary that will allow 15 unemployed people to acquire a complete preparation in one of the most demanded occupations by natural stone companies, such as load handling with cranes, hoists and forklifts, with professional opportunities in other sectors such as agro-industry, construction or logistics, is still open until 9 May. The itinerary will be taught from 20 June to 11 July 2022 from 9:00 to 14:00 h., with a total of 80 teaching hours. This training leads to a level 1 certificate of professionalism, a qualification that facilitates job placement.