THE restaurant El Torreon has been chosen to teach a fish skewering course for the benefit of ten unemployed people from Mijas.
It is an initiative that has been supported by both the council and the Association of Beach Businessmen.
Councillor for beaches, Jose Antonio Gonzalez said:
“We are very happy with the design of the course that is especially aimed at unemployed people in the town.
“The skill being taught is very important in the cultural traditions of Mijas, and skewering goes beyond sardines to include all kinds of fish.”
Mr Gonzalez also paid tribute to the involvement of beach business managers, without whom he said the course could not exist.
This practical training scheme aims to get its participants (who are both male and female) into the job market afterwards.
Councillor for Employment, Laura Moreno commented:
“This project has been very well received as businesses told us that they need professionals trained in this way, given the importance of skewering in the cuisine of the area, or even as a tourist attraction.”
The course will consist of 12 training sessions on Fridays and Saturdays over the next month, and the council is exploring similar schemes to boost employment prospects in Mijas.
Salvador Gallardo, owner of El Torreon restaurant said:
“This course will provide guidance and advice from some of the best skewerers in the area, which will undoubtedly benefit the trainees.”