LAURA MORENO, Mijas’ Councillor for Employment, has handed out 20 diplomas to people who attended the council’s forklift driving course.
The programme, which was offered in collaboration with company, Autoescuelas Urbano, was free for those attending. Ms Moreno explained, “it is very gratifying to see how well-received the course has been because our goal is to give people the resources they need to get a job,” adding the council’s commitment to training, “is one of our main priorities because it is essential for finding work.”
The course was taught over three days, with students given theoretical and practical training, obtaining a qualification at the end. Ms Moreno described the diploma as “essential for working in warehouses and construction companies.”
The course, which was taught by Patricia Urbano, was “very much focused on safety,” with Ms Urbano adding,“the students have been very attentive and have taken maximum advantage of these classes.”
The scheme was the first of its kind, although according to Ms Moreno. “because its was so well-received, we hope to offer it again before Christmas. We are in continuous contact with the East Andalucia employment services, finding out which course would most meet the needs and wants of the people of Mijas and therefore have the biggest impact on employability.”
She added, “Some courses benefit both the unemployed and entrepreneurs and we would encourage them all to participate.”