Windar and a vocational training centre in Ferrol promote training in welding


The Avilés-based company Windar renovables, part of the Daniel Alonso Group, and the Centro Integral de Formación Profesional (CIFP) Ferrolterra, in Ferrol, will offer a three-year experimental Dual Vocational Training cycle next year. Twelve places will be offered per course and the programme aims to encourage the incorporation of young people in the manufacture of offshore wind power equipment. Windar assembles structures in Fene for wind farms that are installed offshore with parts that are manufactured in the workshops in Avilés.

The plan announced by Windar in Galicia involves students spending four months at the vocational training centre and eight months of paid work experience with the company at the Fene shipyard. The Galician University Business Foundation (Feuga) is collaborating in the project.

Windar renovables argues that this initiative responds to “corporate social responsibility and the interest of accessing the labour market for young professionals with the appropriate knowledge to meet the requirements of an activity that demands highly qualified workers”.

The Principality announced last December that the next academic year will see the implementation of the three-year dual vocational training programme in Machining and Welding at La Laboral in Gijón, but the companies involved have not yet been announced.