The Governing Council has approved the decree accepting the transfer of the building and the land where the Marble School of Fines is located by the Town Council of the town, which involves the transfer to the Andalusian Employment Service (SAE) of the use of the facilities so that it can continue its annual activity.
This cession (acceptance of the transfer by external demanial mutation) includes both the plot of land in the Las Cruces industrial estate of 2,170 square metres where the school is located, and the 300 square metre building itself, which were already being used for the management of this training centre whose activity began in 1995, and which achieved qualification as a National Reference Centre for Natural Stone in 2019, along with four other training schools of the SAE.
Due to its special location, in the heart of the Almanzora Valley Region, its main activity is to provide vocational training for employment for unemployed people and workers in the natural stone sector.
More than 3,200 unemployed people have passed through its classrooms and have participated in 260 training actions focused on the area of extraction, elaboration, restoration, industrial maintenance and commercialisation of Macael marble.
Its activity is especially valued by the companies of the sector due to the close relationship they maintain with the centre and the professional practices that the students carry out. In fact, the Escuela del Mármol maintains an average level of job placement of 69%.
Its 2021-2023 programme includes seven training itineraries in various specialities and a course in teaching Vocational Training for Employment, with 3,910 teaching hours, including work experience in companies, and some 120 unemployed participants.