The Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports of the Government of the Canary Islands has delivered the Entrepreneurship Awards for Professional Training (FP) and Teaching of Plastic Arts and Design of the Canary Islands 2020 to the CIFP Las Indias (Tenerife), Majada Marcial (Fuerteventura) and The Gladiolos (Tenerife).
The event was attended by the general director of Professional Training and Adult Education, Rosario Gañán, as well as the island director of Education of Fuerteventura, Cristina Alfonso, and the head of the Vocational Training Service, Pedro Lemes, who have presided over an awards ceremony carried out by videoconference and characterized, in this edition, by the recognition of female projects, as reported by the regional government in a press release.
The first prize went to the group made up of Alejandra Mª Arbizu, Beatriz Padrón and Miriam Aldana, who have been tutored by Ramón Gutiérrez, and their project called ‘Fitbag’ has been based on a company with its own fashion brand that rents its products Through an application for people who want to travel without luggage and who can pick up the reserved garments at the destination airport.
For its part, the second prize has been selected for the team made up of Miriam Gómez and Nathalie Gil, together with their tutor Rafael Florentino Páez, for the proposal ‘Healthy Power S.L’, a restaurant firm with a gastronomic offer committed to the values of the Real Food movement (which rejects ultra-processed ones) and with the Zero Waste movement (zero waste).
As for the third prize, it went to Keren Estefanía Ramos, Luz María García, Iris Hernández and Claudia Hernández Díaz, tutored by Mª Auxiliadora Palenzuela, and with the project ‘Gestión KLIC’, a company that processes medical appointments and tests, manages electronic prescriptions, and accompanies people who are dependent.
These three groups and their projects have been the winners among the 13 projects of professional families as diverse as Administration and Management, Physical-Sports Activities, Electricity and Electronics, Installation and Maintenance, Information Technology and Communications, Health, Social and Community Services, Textile , Clothing and Leather and Arts applied to clothing.
Gañán wanted to highlight, during the event, that, in his opinion, the awards are signs of “empowerment of female entrepreneurship”, while adding that in this fourth edition the quality of the projects presented and awarded has been confirmed again that “evidence the incorporation of creativity, innovation, digitization, sustainable development objectives, in the DNA and brand of Professional Training and teaching of Plastic Arts and Design.”
Finally, he indicated that the General Directorate of Vocational Training and Adult Education is committed to this type of initiative that seeks “the strengthening and integration of key entrepreneurial skills, the visibility of projects created by students and support in their professional aspirations”.