- The project began with its first ten students. Those passing the course may undertake leading roles in the electrification processes.
- Labor reconversion in the electric sector is critical to facing the just energy transition challenges.
August saw the launch of the first version of the Training Project in Electrical Civil Works, a pioneering collaboration between Enel Distribución and the Continuing Education program of Santo Tomás University. This initiative seeks to support job development and economic growth by training new technicians in constructing subway networks.
"The industry requires more and more experts to carry out the electrification of the city, delivering safety and quality service to customers, and this is within the framework of the roadmap of just energy transition and social inclusion. Therefore, with these activities, we challenge ourselves to promote labor reconversion, seeking to promote new talents, generating concrete opportunities for employability in skilled labor in the electricity sector," said Camila De la Quintana, responsible for Sustainability and Circular Economy of Enel Distribución.
The pilot course involves the participation of ten students who will learn the essential technical and practical fundamentals of electrification processes. The cycle comprises modules to be held at Enel's Operational Excellence Center.
Jessica Martínez, a student in the course, expressed her excitement about the opportunity to work in a field led mainly by men. “With perseverance, women can achieve everything."
The training process was designed closely with Enel Distribución's contractor management area to train profiles required in subway network construction works. The process contributes significantly to the electrical distribution value chain, creating concrete job placement opportunities.
Cristián Palma, professor of the course, highlighted the worth behind teaching telecommunications, gas, electricity, and water network installation. "It's not just a matter of showing up with a shovel and digging. It rather requires complex procedures," he stated.
Once students complete the modules, they could lead electrification processes, unlocking opportunities to work in the electricity distribution value chain.
With this initiative, Enel Distribución contributes to Sustainable Development Goal No. 8, "Decent work and economic growth," through its training and productive reconversion plans in communities for the company's concession area.