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SECAP signs inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Line 1 Quito Metro Consortium to certify its workers

11/23/2018
  • Some 200 employees should be certified in the first phase to recognise their informal experience acquired from working on the Quito Metro

ACCIONA, through the Line 1 Quito Metro Consortium (CL1), has signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Ecuadorian Professional Training Service (SECAP) to promote the professional certification of employees working on construction of the metro in Ecuador’s capital city.

In the first phase, 200 employees will be certified and registered in the SENESCYT portal under profiles for “Construction worker specialised in reinforced concrete structures”, “Construction worker specialised in foundry work for reinforced concrete structures”, “Construction worker specialised in masonry and wall construction”, “Construction worker specialised in ceramic tiling”, and “Master builder in civil engineering projects”.

This certification officially recognises the experience of workers who have learned their trade working on construction of the Quito Metro project. The aim is to formalise the knowledge acquired by these employees so that they can be recognised as specialist qualified personnel in subsequent jobs that they apply for.

To obtain certification, employees will have to pass an assessment related to their chosen areas and profiles. Once the assessment has been passed, they will be given their respective skills certificate, which can be included on their CV as a qualifying document for performing their specific trade.

The agreement was signed today at Iñaquito Station and is intended to encourage the project’s employees to obtain this endorsement. The signed agreement is part of the commitment of Acciona and the Line 1 Quito Metro Consortium to improve professional talent and develop and train its workers.

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