SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, July 31 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife develops the ninth edition of the Barrios por el Empleo program, an initiative that aims to improve the employability of unemployed people on the Island and that has served almost 4,000 people in the first half of the year, from of which more than 3,200 participated in the orientation service.
The programme, which is endowed with a budget of 3.9 million euros, is executed by the Diocesan Caritas of Tenerife, the Red Cross, the Don Bosco Foundation, the General Foundation of the University of La Laguna and the Island Society for the Promotion of People with Disability (Sinpromi) and is coordinated by the Island Foundation for Training, Employment and Business Development (Fifede), an entity dependent on the Cabildo.
The president of the Cabildo, Rosa Dávila; the vice president, Lope Afonso; The Minister of Employment, Efraín Medina, and the Minister of Social Action, Águeda Fumero, attended today Monday the presentation of the balance of the first half of the year, in which Barrios por el Empleo has achieved 625 job placements and has had the collaboration of 688 companies and generated 401 job offers. During this period, it has assisted 3,790 people, of which 3,217 have participated in the guidance service.
In addition, 1,946 participants have developed a personalized insertion itinerary, while 68 received information and advice on entrepreneurship. Likewise, 801 people have completed complementary training thanks to Barrios por el Empleo, while 453 people completed professional training.
Rosa Dávila highlighted that this program began in 2015 “by the hand of Efraín Medina and has been a complete success, multiplying its budget and quadrupling the number of technicians who develop it” and assured that the commitment to employment “is one of the priorities for the council. “We have to work with the entities that develop the project to improve the training of people, but we are also aware of the importance of having companies,” she asserted.
For his part, Efraín Medina indicated that the main innovations in this edition consist of preparing people who lack formal training so that they can take the Key Competences tests to access Professional Certificates, which represents an additional competitive advantage. in a selection process.
Likewise, a program has been launched to meet the specific needs and improve the employability of the Gypsy People, as well as a Technical Training School, in which all the entities of the program will participate, to train future employment technicians, taking advantage of the experience and methodology applied in Neighborhoods for Employment
The Barrios por el Empleo program is aimed at people residing in Tenerife in a situation of unemployment or job improvement (job seekers who are working a maximum of 20 hours per week) interested in participating in their active job search process. Currently, the program is developed by 101 people who make up the technical teams.
Barrios por el Empleo offers job accompaniment and orientation services, personalized insertion itineraries, training to improve the professional profile, non-labor internships in companies and job prospecting and intermediation.
In addition, it develops other services aimed at specific groups such as Acércate (aimed at migrants), Duende (aimed at the Roma population), Saúco (aimed at trans people), Pre-employment Schools (aimed at young people), a specialized service for people in situations of homeless and accompaniment to undertake (aimed at people who have a business idea).
PROGRAM DATA 2015-2022
The Cabildo de Tenerife launched the Barrios por el Empleo program in 2015 with a budget of 1.7 million euros and 28 technicians and currently has 3.9 million euros and 101 technicians. Throughout the eight previous editions (2015-2022) it has achieved the job placement of 7,508 people and has had the collaboration of 6,984 companies.
In total, almost 34,000 people (33,997) have participated, of which 27,833 have been guided by program staff. Thus, 18,809 participated in a personalized insertion itinerary, while 9,854 developed a complementary training process. In addition, 6,863 participants developed a professional training process.