- Nortegas has signed an agreement to finance the “Job Placement Pathway Programme for Residential Heating Maintenance Staff aimed at Young Migrants”.
- Nortegas will therefore finance access for 15 young migrants over the age of 18 to the job placement programme, which will be run by the ITAKA-Escolapios Foundation.
- The ITAKA Foundation is a non-profit that has a long track record in inclusion, training and cooperation actions in the sphere of social exclusion.
- Nortegas is thus bolstering its social responsibility commitment in the regions where it has an established presence.
Nortegas, Spain’s second natural gas distributor, in keeping with its commitment to the regions where it operates, has signed an agreement with the ITAKA-Escolapios Foundation to finance the “Job Placement Pathway Programme for Residential Heating Maintenance Staff”, aimed at socially vulnerable young migrants
Nortegas will therefore provide a monetary award to finance access for 15 young migrants over the age of 18 to the job placement programme, which will be run by the ITAKA-Escolapios Foundation.
The programme, which got underway on 24 January and will end on 31 July 2022, seeks to generate equal opportunities for young migrants, by means of designing a training and employment pathway programme as residential heating maintenance staff.
The ITAKA-Escolapios Foundation has a long track record in conducting job placement pathway programmes with people in a situation or at risk of exclusion. Since 2012, it has met the needs and demands of an average of 300 young migrants, with special emphasis on vulnerable women.
Nortegas has unveiled this initiative as part of its strategy to foster diversity, equality and inclusion, whose main aim is to promote the equality of opportunities in the communities in which it operates. The distributor is here focusing on guaranteeing access to employment for this collective as part of its role as an agent of transformative social change.
Nortegas is thus working on an ongoing basis with the social stakeholders on the communities where it operates. From its position as part of the social and economic fabric, it is supporting the work of associations and organisations committed to development and social wellbeing.
Javier Contreras, Nortegas’s managing director, explained that “as a company, we have a responsibility to the communities in which we operate. We are proud to have the opportunity to back this insertion initiative by the ITAKA Foundation, thus helping to guarantee equal opportunities to vulnerable groups”.
Joseba Alzola, the Itaka-Escolapios Bilbao coordinator, went on “the Itaka-Escolapios Foundation has made a clear commitment to mentor the integration processes of young migrants with the backing of Nortegas. The aim is to provide well-trained professionals specific for the sector. There is a great deal of talk about young migrants that cause problems, but very little about those who are looking for work and wish to seize an opportunity to help them with their personal job and social integration pathway”.