The Minister of Family and Equality of Opportunities, Violante Tomás, along with the mayor of Totana, Andrés García, and the president of the 'El Candil' collective, Pedro Esparza, visited the training center of this association today to learn about the training activities of the projects 'Labor, a step towards employability' and 'Labor 2.0', of Youth Guarantee, according to sources of the regional government in a statement.
The Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities, through the Murcia Institute of Social Action (IMAS), contributes 169,500 euros co-financed by the European Social Fund for work integration programs and improving the employability of people at risk of social exclusion and for young people, and already have 157 beneficiaries.
These programs include actions directed to the labor insertion, and the itineraries promote the acquisition of personal and work habits and competencies, overcome difficulties and social accompaniment throughout the process.
It has also been granted a Help for Insertion Programs to facilitate the hiring of people receiving the Basic Insertion Income.
The program 'Labor: a step towards employability' has a budget of 78,447 euros and 91 students participated in it.
The counselor explained that "all participants are people belonging to groups in situations of social vulnerability, with very low levels of employability, so it is very satisfying to see that their training is improved, which undoubtedly increases their chances of accessing the labor market and, therefore, their living conditions ".
49 new contracts have been signed, corresponding to 44.5 percent of the participants in the previous edition of the courses.
As for the 'Labor 2.0' program, it is intended for 65 young people, between 16 and 29 years old, beneficiaries of the National Youth Guarantee System, who are in a situation of special vulnerability due to job insecurity or unemployment.
Their actions are aimed at finding a decent job, improving the employability and the personal development of the participants.
In addition, it affects training in ICT, equal opportunities and non-discrimination, gender equality, basic skills, self-employment and entrepreneurship, labor market and personal image.
This program has achieved 23 labor insertions, out of a total of 55 participants in the previous edition.
'El Candil' is a non-profit organization constituted in 1994 with the aim of achieving the promotion and development of the person in all its facets within the community.
During the first years he began his activity in the socio-educational area, mainly with children and youth.
Currently, its areas of activity are the promotion of children and youth, attention to families, training and employment, as well as social participation and volunteering.