23 January, 2019
The 19 Angolan students have resumed their classes after the winter break and are starting out on the final leg to obtain their Multipurpose Coastal Skipper Qualification, granted by the Instituto Politécnico Marítimo Pesqueiro del Atlántico in Vigo. After passing the first module on machinery operation, this month they start a module relating to the boat’s bridge that will end in April, rounding off the phase of their training that takes place in Spain.
This course falls within the Cefopescas project of building the Fisheries School that Incatema Consulting & Engineering is executing in Luanda, the capital of Angola.
Apart from content relating to boat manoeuvring and maintenance, rules governing steering and sailing, health and safety in fishing activities and the handling and conservation of fishing products, the students will receive specific training on safety at work, social responsibilities, first aid, fire prevention and control, and survival at sea.
The next phase of their training will take place in Angola from March onwards, when Incatema Consulting will send two educators to Angola to train the teachers who will then go on to teach students in Luanda.
The Cefopescas project
Last September, 19 Angolan students travelled to Vigo to obtain the Multipurpose Coastal Skipper Qualification that will provide them with the necessary skills to teach at the new Fisheries School that Incatema Consulting & Engineering is building in the Angolan capital.
In December, the students finished the first thematic module concerning machinery operation, as we already reported here
Cefopescas will be 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.