“We feel a responsibility towards helping people through difficult times, in our drive to build a fairer and more welcoming city”, said the mayor of A Coruña.
Ferrovial Services’ Trade School and the A Coruña Town Council, through the Emalcsa Foundation, completed the second of the training courses imparted this year to facilitate access to employment for persons at risk of social exclusion.
In an event held at the A Coruña Town Council, Xulio Ferreiro, city mayor; Rocío Fraga, Councillor for Equality, and A Coruña Ferrovial Services director Manuel Docampo, awarded the diplomas certifying the training of course participants as Street Cleaners.
“Corporate responsibility initiatives of this type help us to become part of the social fabric in A Coruña. We sincerely hope that these courses will be the first of many, since results have been highly satisfactory.” – Manuel Docampo, Ferrovial Services director in A Coruña.
As was the case for the first course, the local departments of Social Justice and Equality, together with Emalcsa Foundation in A Coruña and the Women’s Help Centre (Centro de Información de la Mujer, CIM), selected the 20 participants for the course.
Participants received classroom training and gained practical experience at Ferrovial Services. The diplomas awarded to them today are evidence of the knowledge gained and will allow them to register on a number of jobseeker lists.
Ferrovial Services created these Trade Schools within the framework of its Social Corporate Responsibility, to facilitate employment of persons at risk of exclusion in cities where the company operates. It is also a way of getting staff involved through mentoring for course participants on a volunteer basis.