Portugal’s job institute (IEFP) has started building a new training centre in Vila Real de Santo António, hoping to boost employment in the municipality. It will cost €425,000 and should be completed by the start of 2016.
VRSA council says the centre will offer “training in the sectors of electricity, refrigeration and air conditioning, plumbing, gas, hotel and hospital maintenance and renewable energies”.
Other courses include “sales, logistics, multimedia, graphic arts, event planning and window dressing”.
The centre will be located in a building in Urbanização das Amendoeiras, and will boast “five classrooms, a store selling educational supplies, and a workshop area where “practical classes can take place”.
Mayor Luís Gomes says the centre will play an “important strategic role” in improving the job qualifications of the local community. He adds that the centre falls under the municipal employment plan (Plano de Emprego de VRSA), developed in partnership with public and private associations and entities in order to “promote employment and entrepreneurship”.