The Island Council of El Hierro in collaboration with the Canarian Employment Service has just launched the Training and Environment Employment project that will train 18 individuals. Eighteen residents who have been unemployed for at least five and a half months will be given tasks of maintenance and conservation of natural, cultural and heritage spaces.
This new environmental task force will prepare a trails network, improve a range of viewpoints, and enhance camping areas and forest nurseries. This project has an investment of around 150,000 euros, and 60% of this investment is co-financed by the European Union Social Fund.
Councillor for Human Resources of the El Hierro Government, Milagros del Valle Padron, explained that there will be a teacher appointed who will be in charge of this training the new environmental task force, so that they can select the key competences of those being trained, and this will be eligible for the ESO certificate. There will also be a social worker to mediate any conflicts that could arise during training or in the workplace, as well as a foreman who will be responsible for clean-up work that will be needed.
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