The Andalusian Employment Service aims to bring the unemployed closer to companies in the natural stone sector through specialised training.

The Andalusian Employment Service aims to bring the unemployed closer to companies in the natural stone sector through specialised training.

The Marble School of Fines, a training centre attached to the Regional Ministry of Employment, through the Andalusian Employment Service and National Reference Centre for Vocational Training in the family of Extractive Industries, has opened the application period for access to two training itineraries. Each of these itineraries has 15 places to train unemployed people in the specialities of ‘Operation and maintenance of mobile machinery in open-cast mining’ and ‘Artistic carving, restoration of natural stone and digital skills for entrepreneurship’.

The territorial delegate for Employment, Enterprise and Self-Employment, Amós García, stressed that “it is about putting specialised training at the service of the needs of companies in a sector in which our school is a benchmark, training professionals in those occupations that we know are the most in demand, which, for the students, means greater chances of finding a job”. In addition, the centre will soon begin to offer vocational training for employed workers and training actions associated with training and apprenticeship contracts.

The itinerary of the speciality of operation and maintenance of loaders, hydraulic excavators and dumpers in open-cast mining operations will take place between November 2023 and May 2024 and includes training in labour market insertion and job search techniques, with a total of 635 teaching hours. Applications to participate in this training action can be submitted until 26 September.

As for the Training Action “Technical reproduction of artistic, artisanal and industrial carving of natural stone and derivatives”, applications can be submitted until 19 September. It will run from October 2023 to April 2024, with complementary training in digital skills, job placement and job search techniques. Students who complete the 620 hours of training will be fully qualified to work in natural stone processing plants.

The training itineraries are made up of courses leading to certificates of professionalism, as well as training programmes at different levels which, in addition to training unemployed people in skills demanded by the labour market, provide an opportunity to access higher level training for applicants with an insufficient academic level and therefore an improvement in their professional qualifications.

In addition, the Andalusian Employment Service is planning to develop soon, in the capital, in its facilities in Cortijo Grande, the activity of ‘Teaching for vocational training for employment’, with professional certificate level 3 of teaching of the VET and duration of 380 hours. This is a highly demanded course which aims to respond to the needs of teaching staff in the vocational training for employment sector.

Application procedure

Interested persons may submit their applications preferably by telematic means through the Virtual Office of VET by means of the telematic application register. They can also be submitted at the Territorial Delegation of Employment, Enterprise and Self-Employment, the General Registry of the Regional Government or any other official registry. The application form is available both at the address Programación de la Escuela del Mármol de Fines (Almería) – Junta de Andalucía (, and at the Oficina Viertual de FPE itself. For further information, please contact, 950034916 or any office of the Andalusian Employment Service.

To apply for these itineraries it is necessary to be registered as a non-occupied job seeker in the SAE, for the applications of the First Itinerary ‘Operation and maintenance of mobile machinery in opencast mining operations’, no academic or professional requirements are necessary. For the second Itinerary ‘Artistic carving, restoration of natural stone and digital competences for entrepreneurship’, the minimum academic requirement is ESO.

Students are entitled to receive the grants and aid established for unemployed participants 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.

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