Cefopescas students make good progress in the Multipurpose Coastal Skipper training course

26 December, 2018

The 19 students from Angola that will form the future teaching body of the Fisheries School (Cefopescas) have successfully finished the machinery module, part of the Multipurpose Coastal Skipper training course. This course, that is taught at the Instituto Politécnico Marítimo Pesqueiro do Atlántico in Vigo, a benchmark educational facility for fisheries-related training, comprises two different subject areas: the first, already passed, deals with operating machinery; and the second, that starts next January 8th and lasts three-and-a-half months, relates to the boat’s bridge and will round off the part of the project’s training element that takes place in Spain.

More than 300 students will study at Cefopescas during each training period

The Cefopescas Fisheries School is being equipped with the facilities and apparatus necessary to carry out intermediate-level vocational training in navigation and fishing, including a latest-generation navigation and fishing simulator and a teaching vessel, fully fitted out for different fishing gear. When totally operational, it will have capacity for more than 300 residential students. At the beginning of May, Incatema Consulting & Engineering will send four educators to Angola, tasked with training the teachers who will then give classes to the students, where the materials and equipment belonging to the Cefopescas School itself will be used, that will be already operational in Luanda.