On this day, September 26, five years ago, the president of the Government of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, and the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, laid the first stone of the Integrated Vocational Training Center of Adeje, a pioneering commitment in the south of Tenerife that will offer its students the modalities associated with the National Catalog of Professional Qualifications.
Although the winning company, Proyecon Galicia SA, had begun the works two months earlier (on July 26, 2018), the event represented the media display of the countdown to the inauguration of a center that in the South is expected like water from May for years, as it will respond to the labor demands of the business community in this area of the Island and especially the tourism sector.
In fact, in the future facilities, with capacity for more than 500 students, it will be possible to study professional degrees in Cooking and Gastronomy, Restaurant Services, Travel Agencies and Event Management, Kitchen Management, Service and Restaurant Management, Management of Tourist Accommodations and Tourist Guide, Information and Assistance, all from the professional family of Hospitality and Tourism.
Also Bakery, Pastry, Confectionery and Viticulture, from the professional family of Food Industries; in addition to Microcomputer Systems and Networks, Multiplatform Application Development, Web and Network Systems Administration, from the Computer Science and Communications family.
But the deadlines established for the implementation of the expected infrastructure have not been met. The work should have been carried out in 22 months by the construction company that won the public tender and five years later the building is still not finished. The scheduled date for the completion of the work was set for May 25, 2020, as indicated on the sign at the entrance to the work, so the accumulated delay is already three years and four months.
The 9,052 square meter plot on which the center is being built, which will occupy a built area of 5,668 square meters, is located on Lisboa Street, in the Playas de Fañabé urbanization, and was transferred in 2014 by the Adeje City Council. Three years later, on May 2, 2017, the Government of the Canary Islands approved the multi-year expenditure for the construction of this infrastructure and one year later, on May 23, 2018, the work was awarded for an amount of 4,6888,885 euros. . Most of its financing, 85%, comes from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The modification of the project requested by the construction company, with the consequent upward revision of the budget, together with the pandemic, have been two of the factors that have caused the delay, identical to the circumstance that occurred with the Parque La Reina Institute, in Arona. -whose tender was also won by the Galician company-, which suffered a delay of more than three years until it finally opened its doors this month, thus ending the nightmare of the “provisional” barracks of Guaza, in which classes were held for 21 years.
The perimeter of the work of the new CIPF in Adeje remains fenced, but, as can be seen in the photographs published today by DIARIO DE AVISOS, the building shows a semi-finished appearance, in the absence of the final finishes and the conditioning of the exterior spaces. The infrastructure is developed on four levels, with direct access from each of them to the exterior urbanization, except for the fourth which is located on the second floor.
The CIPF Adeje is called to become a benchmark for Vocational Training teachings in the southern region, with an area of influence that extends from Santiago del Teide to Granadilla de Abona, and an educational area that includes, in addition to the aforementioned municipalities, Guía de Isora, Adeje, Arona, Vilaflor de Chasna and San Miguel de Abona.
For studies in agri-food industries, the center will be equipped with a multipurpose viticulture classroom, a workshop-winery, an aging-bottle cellar, an oenological analysis laboratory, a warehouse and a tasting room.
In the field of Hospitality and Tourism, the CIFP will have three multipurpose classrooms, two cooking workshops and another two for baking and pastry, two cold-kitchen rooms, in addition to two commissaries-warehouse, two plonge-kitchen and as many pastry, a couple of washing and pastry trains, two refrigerated garbage rooms, two cold rooms and two pastry warehouses. It will also have a bar-cafeteria workshop, a restaurant workshop, a warehouse, as well as a freezing and refrigeration chamber, laundry, a travel agency classroom and a tourist information and assistance space.
In the case of Computer Science and Telecommunications studies, the center will have two multipurpose classrooms, technical spaces for microcomputer systems and networks, administration of network systems and multiplatform applications, as well as an equipment installation and repair workshop, laboratories administration of networked computer systems and multiplatform applications, a web development classroom and a programming classroom.