Vips group, one group leading hospitality in Spain, has celebrated the graduation of students who make up the promotion 2017/2018 from his "Road to Employment" program, whose objective is improve employability vulnerable people. In fact, Through this initiative, Grupo Vips has incorporated 970 people in the past 3 years.
The meeting has recognized the hard work done by the course participants 2017/2018. A total of 100 students, during these months they have learned about responsibility, teamwork or making decisiones hand company professionals. These young people come from entities The association Rueca, ACOBE Foundation, ADRA Foundation, Foundation Altius Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish Red Cross, HAVE DINNER, Exit Foundation, Pinardi Y Fundación Tomillo Group Vips with which collaborated in the different phases of the program.
"The delivery of diplomas Road to Employment has become a very emotional tradition for all who are part of Grupo Vips. Our goal is that the company will become a place where young people want to work and graduates this year are an example for all”, He said during the ceremony Maria Calvo, Director of Talent Management and CSR in Grupo Vips.
References exemplary lives
The meeting was also attended by Luis Maria Lopez–Aranguren, a concerning the insertion of youth at risk and Director of Social Projects Foundation Tomillo, who made a presentation in which he highlighted "The importance for companies to offer young people in inclusion process, training opportunities and what is more significant, who they are able to work creating and strengthening links with them as it does Grupo Vips ".
Students were also able to hear the testimony of Oscar Villalta, Supervisor of Starbucks, asylum seeker and from the program "Road to Employment", who has shared his personal experience: "I will always be grateful to Grupo Vips program for giving me stability necessary to start again from scratch and let me grow personally and professionally "
Meanwhile, Enrique France, Grupo Vips Delegate Minister, It was in charge of closing the act reaffirming its commitment to corporate responsibility: "In the Vips Group CSR is not a department, is a value”, pointed.
Generate job: a priority for Grupo Vips
The program “Road to Employment” It is composed of different phases and seeks to accompany the youth in all stages of access to employment, including pre-skills training and implementation in real environment.
further, with the aim of creating opportunities for young people, he Group formed in total 1.683 people in hospitality and employment skills. In the last year, 823 people benefited from these courses, from them 406 Young people were able to value what they have learned in the company making practices and 317 they received, hand group, their first work experience. Since 2015, 200 Professionals have invested 2.600 hours conducting sessions coaching, workshops and career counseling sessions.