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New scheme training 15 new lifeguards 

The trainees will be assigned to natural coastal zones

15 Adeje residents have just started a new training programme
under the PFAE (Alternative Training Employment Programme) which, when
completed, will award them a lifeguard certificate with attention to natural
zones.  The selection process was initiated through the Canarian
Employment Service inviting residents under-30 registered on the Adeje
‘padrón’, registered as unemployed, having completed second level education and
signed up under a national youth guarantee scheme.

Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, councillor for economic employment and
Jobs, said, “This new project, combined with those already in roll-out, means
that over 250 people in Adeje are benefiting from various employment programmes
in the borough, administered by the Adeje council and in collaboration with
other public bodies.

This particular employment initiative, called ‘Neptune’, will
last 9 months and finish in December 2021.  It is underwritten by the
Canarian Employment Service (€275,038) and Adeje Council (€3,000).  Prior
to the pandemic lifeguard training programmes were one of the successes of this
area and it is hoped this trend continues.

Among the other training services offered via the PFAE are Covid
security and information training, the use of floatation devices for those with
mobility needs on public beaches, and police and workshop participation when
needed.

PFAE programmes combine theory and practical sessions, giving
students real-life experience outside the classroom.  Students will learn
how to deal with emergency prevention and control under the supervision of team
professionals. They also learn work skills such as active listening and
observation, empathy, negotiation and persuasion and how to verbalise and
explain ideas clearly and answer questions in working to resolve potential risk
situations.