CECOA is a public vocational training centre that was created by a protocol signed in 1986 between IEFP - Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (public body depending on the Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security and responsible for the implementation of the national policies in terms of employment and VET) and CCP - the Portuguese Commerce and Services Confederation (social partner representing the commerce and services sectors).
The aim of CECOA is to promote educational activities and vocational training, including the apprenticeship in the commerce and services sectors. With a national scope, CECOA has its head office in Lisbon and two other branches in Porto and Coimbra. It provides initial VET for Young People; education and training programs for adults; continuing training for employees and people already in the labour market (catalogue and tailor-made training organised in order to fit the needs and demands of a company or organisation); training of trainers, as well as support services for companies and organisations.
CECOA training provision is focused on the following areas:
Trade / Sales / Marketing / Windows Dressing / Management /Finances and Accounting / International Trade / Foreign Languages / Health and Safety at Work / ICT / Legislation / Personal Development / Real State / Secretariat / Administrative Work / Tourism.
CECOA is also one of the national centres “CQEP - Centers for Qualification and Vocational Education and Training” providing services of orientation, guidance, recognition and certification of formal, non-formal and informal skills and competences of Adults who wish to acquire or enhance skills.
Further information can be found on: www.cecoa.pt
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