The first promotion of the Vocational Training of Pleasure Boat Maintenance Technician in the Valencian Community graduates, who have completed their training in part of the Astondoa Shipyard facilities in Santa Pola.
Since last September, 40 students have carried out in the Technological Center of Astondoa Shipyard, in Santa Pola, the practices of the Vocational Training of Maintenance of Pleasure Boats that they study at the High School Cap de l’Aljub, the result of collaboration between Astondoa and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Valencian Community.
Astondoa’s commitment to training and employment in the nautical sector is one of the pillars of the DNA of the centenary Shipyard. Training future professionals who will work in the nautical industry is the way in which Astondoa wants to promote Nautical as a professional career for young people, especially, but also for other professionals who are looking for new job opportunities.
Acquiring practical knowledge in the cradle of the most international Spanish brand and with the longest tradition in the construction of luxury pleasure yachts will open up a wide range of employment opportunities for these students.
During their training, the recent graduates have practiced in the different processes that make up the chain of maintenance and repair of recreational boats, from the assembly and repair of lamination molds, through the tuning of engines, as well as the review of electrical and electronic equipment, among others. The practices have been complemented with theoretical classes received, in part, by professionals from the Shipyard team, specialists in the different production areas.
The nautical industry continues to increase the demand for qualified professionals, especially after the pandemic in tune with the increase in new fans who choose to enjoy their free time sailing. For this reason, Astondoa wants to continue transmitting its knowledge and its experience of more than one hundred years in the artisan manufacture of pleasure boats that sail all over the world.