Capacity building and technical training for local youth

Project name:

Capacity building and technical training for local youth

Project location: 

Panama

Sub-focus area: 

Capacity Building

Within the framework of the AES Colón project, the AES team implemented the “Preparandome con Energia” program to develop technical skills, improve the living conditions and increase access to better opportunities for local youth.

To acheive these goals, the team signed an agreement with the Technological University of Panama, Colón regional office, and developed four training modules in mechanics, electricity, welding and instrumentation and control. Each module lasts approximately three months with hands-on-learning classes provided three times per week.

To support the participation and commitment of the students, AES Colón granted scholarships to cover mobilization expenses to the University and provided training on AES values and working safely.

Impact:

More than 120 young students from the province of Colón

Partners:

Technological University, Colón regional office