CONEST Consortium Invests in Youth Training in Recife

20.05.2013

 Responsible for building eight units for the Abreu e Lima Refinery in Pernambuco, the CONEST Consortium (Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial and OAS) is investing in the training of youth ages 18 to 23 who live in the Metropolitan Region of Recife. The idea is to offer them the conditions to compete in the job market, promoting training and helping improve the quality of life of the participants and their families.

Based on the Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO), one of the premises of the Young Apprentice Program is to encourage the selection of Members’ children and relatives, adding value to the family unit and leaving a legacy of sustainability in the region. “We want to transform the lives of the youth and their families,” said Fernanda Sampaio, responsible for People and Organization.

CONEST has been receiving the Young Apprentices since March. The first 18 completed the theoretical classes under the Office Assistant module at the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI) facility and earned professional experience at the refinery installations. “It has been a unique experience for me, and having my first job makes me very happy,” said Rayane Monique. “My mom helped me achieve this and it is wonderful to work with her at the Organization. I want to keep looking for new opportunities,” said Monique.

Another 64 youth – 46 for the Office Assistant course and 18 for the Industrial Piping Installer course – signed the contract and will begin their theoretical classes in March. Another 35 will also arrive this month.