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BASF promotes training and employment projects in South America

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English. Click here to read the original article.

The chemical company BASF has recently confirmed which projects will provide social impact during their annual promotion in Argentina, entitled "Connect to Transform 2018".

With the aim of contributing to the development of the community of Tortuguitas - a locality of the Malvinas Argentinas party where one of the company's production plants is located - BASF has selected initiatives from the Forge, Libertate, and Nuestras Huellas organizations, which all promote employability and training.

The event was attended by Andrés Monroy, general director of BASF for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia and the representatives of Fundación Forge, Libertate and Nuestras Huellas. The three projects launched were as follows:

"Training and Work Program", by Fundación Forge

Through the support of BASF for the second consecutive year, Forge trains young people in socially vulnerable situations who are looking to join the labor market. Participants receive tutoring and technical training in the areas of administration, sales, production and logistics, health and information technology.

This year it is anticipated that the initiative will involve 50 young people in the active search of companies for their path into the labor market.

"Impulso Dinamo", by Libertate:

The project offers training and technical training to young people with disabilities, and its mission is to impact 40 participants.

Likewise, the training module in digital tools will be taught by an instructor with disabilities.

"The good use of money", from Our Footprints:

This initiative seeks to strengthen businesses created by women entrepreneurs, generating genuine sources of employment through workshops on financial tools such as basic finance, strategic planning, decision making and budget control.

This year, the goal of the project is to involve 100 women.

The title "Connect to Transform" is part of the Social Commitment Strategy of the company in South America, which has the mission of committing to the resolution of social challenges alongside the company's business strategy.

In this latest edition, BASF selected eleven social impact initiatives of organizations from Argentina, Chile, and Brazil and collaborated with them in their contribution to educational development, employability, protection of natural resources, and biodiversity of communities.

"The projects selected in Argentina are focused on training and encouraging the employment of young people and women, two major social challenges," said Andrés Monroy.

During the next year, Connect to Transform will continue promoting initiatives that encourage the development of the Tortuguitas community.

"Soon, in the month of August, we will open a new call for more organizations to implement their projects in 2019 with the contribution of BASF," said Maria Celeste Rodulfo, BASF's Corporate Communication Coordinator for Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English. Click here to read the original article.

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