Over the past academic year, 47 Ferrovial volunteers have taken part in Orienta-T, a programme developed by the Junior Achievement Foundation for raising awareness on employment opportunities amongst young people.
Volunteers from Ferrovial travelled to 13 education centres in Madrid, Barcelona, Tarragona, Sevilla, La Coruña, Alicante, Almería and Puertollano, where they facilitated hour-long workshops with students on developing various skills such as self-learning, decision-taking, motivation and teamwork, depending on student preferences, with a view to helping them analyse possible future career paths, and what they need to do to achieve them. One of our Ferrovial volunteers said:
“This is an effective way of motivating students into specific learning areas, to get them thinking about their future employment prospects through technical degrees and how they can add value to society through their work.”
María Teresa Pulido, Ferrovial’s Director of Corporate Strategy, and María Luisa Iglesias, a manager at Ferrovial Services, gave presentations at the Orienta-T events held in Madrid and Sevilla, respectively. Using their own personal experience as an example, they explained to participating students the various professional options related to STEM degrees, with particular emphasis on the role of women in the sector, highlighting the most sought-after skills and competencies in the labour market, such as flexibility and knowledge of new technologies.