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In the classrooms and workshops of this Campus -officially inaugurated a few days ago by Their Majesties the Kings, accompanied by the president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, within the framework of the Iberdrola RETO Conference-, many of the 53 hours of training that each Iberdrola employee receives per year. Training oriented to new energy technologies and digitization, as key elements of the green economy.

The company, which provides stable and quality employment to nearly 40,000 professionals, added 3,800 new professionals to the group in 2020, made record investments of nearly 10,000 million euros and advanced orders for 14,000 million euros to its 22,000 suppliers, contributing thus visibility to an ecosystem of collaborators that supports 400,000 jobs in the world.

This investment effort and its growth plans, which will lead it to double its installed renewable capacity by 2025, will also translate into job creation, which will amount to 20,000 in that period. By then, its value chain will be made up of companies that support 500,000 professionals.

The president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, (Left) accompanies the Kings of Spain – ABC

Training in these classrooms is completed with numerous initiatives in collaboration with universities, such as Pontificia de Comillas or Deusto, in the Basque Country; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the USA; the University of Strathclyde, in the United Kingdom; the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Mexico; or the Hamad Bin Khalifa University, in Qatar.

An area that completes with hiring in the field of professional training, through a wide network of professional training.

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Designing the professionals of the future

During the visit to Iberdrola’s Innovation and Training Campus, the company made known Iberdrola’s commitment to the European Re-skilling 4 Employment program, an initiative of the European Roundtable of Industry (ERT) -collected by Iberdrola-, with the aim of training and training in new skills for people at risk of losing their job due to the impact of the digital divide.

The project aims to promote between 2.5 and 5 million jobs in Europe and between half a million and 1 million in Spain by 2030 among groups such as long-term unemployed, young people and those over 45 years of age.

Training at the Iberdrola wind farm in Pamplona
Training at the Iberdrola wind farm in Pamplona – ABC

The digital revolution, automation and obsolescence of skills have caused a career gap that puts the employment of many people in Europe at risk. In this context, Iberdrola, together with other companies such as SAP, Telefónica and McKinsey & Company, will contribute to the promotion of training and the search for structural solutions against unemployment in the continent. The project is aligned with the priorities of the European Recovery Plan and the Spain May Recovery Plan and its official launch is scheduled for May.

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