On July 17, the first group of young apprentices from the Iturama Unit graduated. The 87 students (37 women and 50 men) completed the cycle of industrial learning courses in the areas of electromechanics, mechanical maintenance of cars and maintenance of agricultural machinery, and at the time, directors, managers and coordinators of the Coruripe Plant delivered the diplomas to the new technical. 20% of the apprentices in the class have already been hired and the prospect is to hire even more, as they have available positions.
"At Coruripe, we are committed to promoting the professional qualification of young people in our region through this project, providing the first step in their careers. We believe in the potential of the new technicians and we are already hiring them for our staff, "said company president Mario Lorencatto.
For Fernando Ribeiro, an apprentice who was hired as a rural worker, the program was a lot of learning. "I was very happy to have been hired and able to work in a large company. I learned a lot of knowledge during my training and I will dedicate myself to conquer much more. "
The Youth Apprentice Program is an initiative of the federal government, aimed at preparing and inserting young people, aged 14 to 24, in the labor market, encouraging companies to believe in the potential and creativity of young people. At the Coruripe Plant, the learning course was composed of theoretical classes, taught by the National Industrial Learning Service and by practices carried out in the company's sectors.