For Immediate Release
SAN SALVADOR–On March 6, 20 youths, including two women, from Santiago Nonualco and surrounding municipalities in the department of La Paz received diplomas for completing training as aerial maintenance auxiliaries and ramp assistants under the USAID Improving Access to Employment Program’s “Jóvenes Comprometidos – Yo Hago la Diferencia” (“Commited Youth – I make a difference") initiative.
With the support of the Association of Municipalities of Nonualcos, the course, taught by Universidad Don Bosco (UDB), consisted of six training modules in areas such as physics, English for the aviation industry, mathematics, physical education, culture and organizational climate, and aviation technical training. Furthermore, Avianca-TACA taught a module on occupational safety. The students learned to use measuring instruments and aerospace tools, calibration, electrical testing and basic concepts of aerial maintenance, nomenclature and aircraft hardware. The Aeroman maintenance company validated the curriculum.
In addition to theory and practical application, participants improved their self-confidence and assertiveness and now possess the competencies and skills to develop professionally as ramp assistants and aerial maintenance aids, and are ready to be employed according to the demand from companies such as Avianca-TACA, Aeroman and Air Support.
USAID’s Improving Access to Employment Program contributes to the achievement of the goals established under President Obama’s Partnership for Growth (PFG) initiative, a joint effort between El Salvador and the United States to increase security and expand economic growth in El Salvador, by strengthening human capital through professionalization of El Salvador’s workforce.
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