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Castelló launches tailor-made training with the first Fisherman Sailor courses in the city

10 August 2021


The Castelló City Council, through the Employment Department, has created a new line of tailor-made training this year. A project that “was born to adapt to the real needs of the different sectors and that this training translates into hiring”, as explained by the Councilor for Employment, Patricia Puerta, in the presentation of the first two courses of this new proposal

These are two courses to prepare for the exam to obtain the Fisherman Sailor Card, which will be co-financed by the City Council and PortCastelló, and which will be taught at the Chamber of Commerce with the collaboration of the Sant Pere del Grau Fishermen’s Association. It will be the first time that this training is offered in Castelló, the result of collaboration between administrations and entities, thus meeting a demand from the sector. Puerta has announced these first two courses of tailor-made training in the fish market of the fishing port, accompanied by the president of the Port Authority, Rafa Simó, the president of the Chamber, Lola Guillamón, and the senior patron of the brotherhood of Sant Pere, Manu Peña.

“After the meetings held with the sector, we have adapted to the demand for employment and today we are launching preparatory courses for Sailor Fishermen”, detailed Puerta. “With these courses, and those that will be offered in the coming months in other sectors, we value public-private collaboration, which allows us to promote a training offer adapted to real demand, thereby reinforcing the level of insertion and active employment policies ”, he highlighted, emphasizing the City Council’s clear commitment to employment, with budgets that allocate 6.2 million euros for the promotion of training and job placement policies, which represents 501 % more than in 2015.

“From PortCastelló we fulfill our commitment to the fishing sector and we appreciate the collaboration of all the brotherhoods of the province to make this project go ahead. Also the good harmony between administrations that allows us to offer this training in Castelló with the collaboration of the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce, and highlighting the sensitivity and involvement of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition, which will make it possible for the Fisherman exam is carried out for the first time in Castelló”, explained the president of the Port Authority.

In the same vein, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, stressed that “with the implementation of these two editions of the Marinero Pescador course we have the certainty that these actions will mean new training and employment opportunities for our people and, of course, it will contribute to reinforcing that specialization that our companies require to continue growing ”.

For its part, the senior patron of the Sant Pere del Grau Fishermen’s Association has recognized the need for this training offer in Castelló and in this sense has thanked this new initiative that will meet a demand from the sector.

One of the courses will be held from September 15 to 22, Monday through Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and the other, from September 6 to 14, from Monday to Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Both are 25 hours. They consist of a 17-hour theoretical module and an 8-hour practical module. Registrations can be formalized through the Chamber of Commerce, at the following link:


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