The Integrated Centre for Agricultural Training and Experiences (CIFEA) in Molina de Segura, attached to the Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Region of Murcia, has also been a state-level centre since October 2015, National Reference Centre in the professional area of Vegetable Preserves of the professional family of Food Industries.
The National Reference Centres (NRCs) are public centres for innovation and experimentation in vocational training. They are located in different autonomous communities and, due to their facilities and track record, are considered to be of excellence, both in the development of research activities and in the teaching of courses.
“ training and qualifying many of the professionals who today carry out their activity in important companies distributed throughout the Region of Murcia “
This centre, which started its activities in 1970, has always been closely related to the Professional Area of Vegetable Canning, training and qualifying many of the professionals who today work in important companies throughout the Region of Murcia and the rest of Spain.
Initially, canning foremen were the professionals trained, to later implement the Second Grade Vocational Training in the speciality of Vegetable Canning.
In 1996, after a thorough remodelling of the Centre and it was transferred from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheriesto the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia., Specific Vocational Training courses have been re-established, developing, up to the present time, various Intermediate and Higher Level Training Cycles in the Professional Families of Food Industries and the Environment, opening up their specialisation to other important agri-food subsectors in this Region such as the meat, dairy, olive oil, fish and confectionery sectors, among others.
By Royal Decree 871/2015, of 2 October, a National Reference Centre is created in the professional area Vegetable Preserves of the professional family of Food Industries, created through the qualification of the already existing Integrated Centre for Agricultural Training and Experiences (CIFEA)of Molina de Segura.