The Canary Islands Employment Service (SCE) has already published the call for grants for the development of training plans aimed at employed persons worth 10.5 million euros, 3 more than in the previous year. The Minister of Employment, Social Policies and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands, Cristina Valido, explains that “this year 3 million euros are spent more than in the previous edition, which will mean reaching more people, who despite working training to recycle or access new positions, training must be inherent in people’s entire working life “. The SCE’s forecast is to train more than 25,000 people in this edition that will culminate on September 30, 2019.


This training offer consists mainly of professional certification modules that make it easier to adapt the training to the real needs of each participant. These modules represent an official accreditation that certifies that the person who owns it has the knowledge and skills to develop a specific work activity, have official status and validity throughout the national territory.


“Most of the active policies that we promote through the SCE – adds Valido – are intended to favor the labor insertion of people in unemployment, especially those who have more difficulties, but it is also fundamental, both for companies and for the workers themselves, promote professional recycling as it affects the quality of employment, the competitiveness of the companies themselves and also contribute to maintaining existing jobs. “


These grants will be used to finance 100% of the cost of training plans that offer training adjusted to the needs of the labor market, and that meet the productivity and competitiveness requirements of companies. Also to respond to the aspirations of improvement of employability, professional promotion and personal development of employed persons, whatever the sector or activity in which they provide service.


With this objective, the SCE has opened this call for grants worth 10,500,000 euros, of which 55% will be devoted to the development of transversal plans and the rest to the financing of sectorial plans, in the field of Agriculture, Livestock, Hunting and Fishing; Industry; Building; Metal; Commerce; Hostel and Tourism; Health and Social Services; Transport; Business Services.


In the planned training actions may participate workers whose workplace is located in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, both autonomous and for others. A maximum of 30% and a minimum of 20% of the total of the participants who start the training in each training plan may be unemployed people.


As stated in the call, among the unemployed people, priority will be given to the long-term unemployed, young people registered in the Youth Guarantee System, over 55 years old, participants in the Prepara plan and the Activation for Employment program and women victims of violence, among others.


Entities interested in developing this type of plans can submit their applications between September 3 and 21, 2018, both inclusive. The training actions that are approved can be executed as of the publication of the Concession Resolution and until September 30, 2019 and at least one training action or group of the Training Plan must begin in 2018.