The Comfenalco Valle delagente Employment Agency was awarded the ACCEDE Award, in the Impact on Management category, for its labor inclusion actions in employability projects that promote inclusive processes to obtain employment in vulnerable communities or in special conditions .
The Labor Inclusion Day 2020 is an initiative of the Unit of the Public Employment Service (SPE), which seeks to highlight and recognize those exercises that are being carried out by providers and employers, within the framework of the labor inclusion model developed by the national government in Colombia.
For this version, the Agency for Management and Employment Placement of the Compensation Fund participated with the project 'Overcoming Barriers to labor inclusion', carried out in the company Puerto Industrial Agua Dulce Society, which contacted the services of the Agency for the selection and hiring of young women victims of the armed conflict as ITB operators, port equipment, which are traditionally managed and controlled by male personnel.
"Particularly with the program 'Overcoming Barriers', we have made significant contributions to the lives of women, considering that the positions offered have been occupied by men, which has allowed women to gain confidence, improve their self-esteem and win in conflict resolution ”. Indicated Juan Carlos Londoño, Director of Social Services and Corporate Relations of Comfenalco Valle delagente.
For her part, Ana Ximena Vallejo, Head of National and International Cooperation of the Family Compensation Fund, stressed that "for the organization this distinction is the sum of all the work carried out, to improve the profiles of the beneficiaries, who gained experience in handling port equipment and today have their driving license, which becomes a permanent work tool, taking into account that the ports of Buenaventura they are growing and therefore are a good alternative for the population seeking employment ”.
Labor links, within the framework of this labor inclusion action, correspond to 316 people. Specifically, 96 people were hired in the Agua Dulce Industrial Port, of which 69 correspond to men and 27 are women.
It should be noted that the participation and commitment of the company Puerto Industrial de Aguadulce in this process of gender inclusion was a determining factor for the success of the project, which was based on connecting labor supply and demand, and on mitigating barriers or limitations. of the participants, through services such as tailor-made training, specific certifications, driving licenses, work tools, psychosocial support and transport support, among others. This model of labor inclusion is based on the experience of the National and International Cooperation area, which the Compensation Fund has had for more than 15 years, for the development of productive and social projects with strategic allies and unaffiliated communities that benefit from this social management.
The protocolary award ceremony was held on Thursday, October 1, virtually through the Facebook Live channel of the Public Employment Service Unit from Colombia. Likewise, other Employment Agencies in the country that have developed social inclusion actions in areas such as physical and mental disabilities or the population in vulnerable situations were recognized.
Comfenalco Valle delagente.
Valle del Cauca Family Compensation Fund.