The CREF - Educational Resources and Training Centre is one of the most important establishments of the region of Setúbal and it covers all of the Sesimbra department. It is a private non profit educational institution which provides educational support for the basic and secondary schools staff in all the Sesimbra region. CREF is also responsible for the continuous training of working and non working adults and the teachers from public and private pre and primary schools, in direct connection with the municipality of Sesimbra. This institution also offers informatics support to all pre and primary schools and has the main control of their web pages and moodle platforms.. : Another important function of this organisation is the Vocational Orientation for adults, which is supported by our psychologies. Another working group of this institution develops meetings with the students in order to promote the scholar success, using the most modern orientations and technologies. The CREF works also with the pupils families, especially those who have socioeconomic difficulties, in order to integrate them in the society. We work with the inclusion of the migrants in the society and also promote courses of Portuguese language and culture, so that they can better understand the society where they work and live.
This institution is opened to participate and share information and methodologies of teaching with other partners. We are also able to receive special needs persons in our building: auditorium, library and working rooms. The CREF has been oriented to the development of teacher education and training. In-service training courses, workshops, seminars for students, teachers, mentors, and teacher trainers. In the last three years, we trained about 3576 adult students.