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Education & Employment news & information for Canary Islands

Downpours force school closures across Canary Islands
Education/Work Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Downpours force school closures across Canary Islands

SCHOOL'S out today (Wednesday) across the whole of the Canarian islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura because of torrential rain and the likelihood of severe flash-flooding, and the warning may extend to the rest...

School's out in the Canary Islands
Education/Work Fri, Oct 23, 2015

School's out in the Canary Islands

CHILDREN in the Canary Islands will get a day off today (Friday) as the regional government has declared that all schools will be shut due to torrential rain forecast. Some already had yesterday (Thursday) off as local...

AENA to pay compensation for 'warning' interviewee they 'did not want staff who would take maternity leave'
Education/Work Wed, Oct 15, 2014

AENA to pay compensation for 'warning' interviewee...

A FEMALE job candidate who was asked personal gynaecological questions at an interview with State-run airline governing body AENA has been awarded 3,000 euros in compensation. The unnamed woman had an interview in...

Parents 'hid' son for 15 years to avoid sending him to school
Education/Work Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Parents 'hid' son for 15 years to avoid sending him...

A FAMILY in Gran Canaria have not sent their son to school for 15 years – and in fact avoided registering his birth so as to keep the authorities at bay. The Guardia Civil's Child and Family department discovered...

Academic writer apologises to student dreading exam questions about his works
Education/Work Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Academic writer apologises to student dreading exam...

A SOCIAL worker student suffering pre-exam stress voiced her fears on Twitter that a known academic's paper may come up as one of the essay questions – and the academic in question replied to apologise and wish...

Education/Work Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Happy end for nursery school escapee

A two-year-old toddler spent around three quarters of an hour wandering aimlessly through the streets of Arona yesterday after escaping from the 'El Duende Verde' nursery school without any of the staff...

Education/Work Tue, Jun 17, 2008

Jet engine mechanic killed during test

A 24 year old mechanic died at Tenerife airport last night when he was sucked into the turbine of an Airbus A-320 during routine engine-testing before a flight to Warsaw. The victim, who was from La Laguna, was...

Education/Work Wed, Jun 11, 2008

Shipwrecked fishing crew found safe and well

Coast guards have found the six-man crew of a Galician fishing vessel that sank around 240 miles to the southeast of El Hierro in the Canary Islands. They were rescued shortly after 3pm and arrived back on dry land...

Cleaners' strike forces dirty school to close
Education/Work Wed, Apr 18, 2007

Cleaners' strike forces dirty school to close

The Cabo Blanco secondary school in Arona has been forced to close as a result of the strike by school cleaners in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife that started on Monday. More than 900 students and 87 teachers...

Education/Work Mon, Sep 11, 2006

Blanco: 'no more jobs for immigrants'

In an interview published in today's El Pais, PSOE Organisation secretary, José Blanco, states that the labour market cannot absorb any more illegal immigrants, and so the immense majority "will have to be...

Education/Work Tue, Jun 14, 2005

Tenerife builder killed in wall collapse

A 55 year old construction worker was killed yesterday when a wall fell on top of him at a building site in the village of Valle de San Lorenzo, near Arona, in south Tenerife. The man was pulled from the rubble by his...