The PFAE has allowed 15 previously unemployed young people under 30 years to be enrolled in the program, which has a 9-month contract, and on completion, they will receive a certificate of professionalism to facilitate their employment. Certification includes specific qualifications, such as the use of semi-automatic external defibrillators, cervical collars, sphygmomanometer, glucometer, or spinal board.
The students have already begun to develop the practical part of their training by ensure the safety of 160 seniors and children who participate each day in the summer activities on the beaches of Las Vistas, and Los Cristianos.
The director of PFAE, Teresa Martinez, highlights “This training not only allows job opportunity to many young people, but also strengthens the municipal rescue service.” In addition to professional training, they learn the importance of social involvement and discipline as reflected in the shirts of the group, “we’re here to help.”
The programme has meant hiring teachers for the students and in total has cost €209,830.74 of which the Canarian Employment Service will subsidize €197,607.28.