FUENGIROLA’S Council is putting on a free food handling course for those hoping to work in the hospitality business on 28 and 29 June.
The workshop will teach basic food hygiene and well as training in allergens. The councillors for Promotion and Development and Employment Carmen Diaz and Ricardo von Wichamnn, have worked together to offer the workshop, which is aimed at those registered in Fuengirola and preferably unemployed and enrolled in the municipal employment programme.
Ms Diaz explained, “this is the third course of its type that we have offered in the last month and a half because we believe those who find it difficult to find a job, in this case in the catering sector, should have all the qualifications they need to be employed.”
She added, “it is proven that the percentage of unemployed people is directly linked to the percentage of those who have less training so we therefore organise these courses to improve access to qualifications.” She concluded, “we want people to know that although the course is free for them, the cost to the council is €350.”
Ricardo von Wichmann commented, “we have no doubt participants will improve their CV and gain the certificates essential to working in the food sector.” It is hoped those attending the training will be able to find jobs in catering companies, nursing homes, schools or canteens.
Those interested in registering for the workshops can do so at the Employment Agency in Fuengirola, which is located in the Mayor’s office in Los Boliches.