Universidad de Córdoba and Magtel join efforts to develop projects in the field of renewable energies and technology

The rector of the Universidad de Córdoba, Manuel Torralbo Rodríguez; the general manager of Magtel, Martín Salgado Devincenzi, and the president of Fundación Magtel, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, have signed a collaboration agreement

Universidad de Córdoba (UCO) together with Magtel and Fundación Magtel have reached a collaboration agreement with the aim of developing projects related to renewable energy sources and new technologies. For this purpose, the University of Cordoba will place its centres, departments and teaching staff at the disposal of the organisation, as well as making available suitable spaces for the proper development of the initiatives.

Magtel will offer its facilities and infrastructures, as well as the human resources that are generally available in this type of collaboration.

The agreement includes the holding of meetings, conferences and congresses aimed at the exchange of information between specialists; the academic recognition of participation in them in accordance with UCO regulations; collaboration in research activities; preparation and training activities; joint internships; and dissemination of the activities of both institutions, among other actions.

During the signing ceremony, the rector of Universidad de Córdoba, Manuel Torralbo, high lighted that “Magtel has always been a strategic partner in knowledge transfer and innovation projects, and we are very pleased to be able to move forward in new lines of collaboration in such relevant areas as renewable energies and new technologies”.

For his part, the general manager of Magtel, Martín Salgado Devincenzi, pointed out that “this agreement reinforces the collaboration between university and company with the aim of strengthening the areas of research and innovation, which are fundamental for the strategic development of the company”. In this respect, he stated that “the synergies between the two institutions make a decisive contribution to increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the economy, which in turn improves the society to which they belong”.

Finally, the president of Magtel Foundation, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, expressed that “this type of agreement reinforces the strategic lines in which the entity operates: social action, employability, social innovation and international cooperation“.

Fundación Orange, Fundación Adecco and Fundación Magtel establish a collaboration agreement to develop training programmes for the installation of fibre optics to the home in Jaen, Granada and Malaga

The aim is to improve the employability of people at risk of social exclusion who have fewer opportunities to access the labour market

Fundación Orange, Fundación Adecco and Fundación  Magtel have established a collaboration agreement to promote access to the labour market for people at risk of social exclusion through the development of training programmes in the following areas installation of fibre optics to the home in Jaén, Granada and Málaga.

The signing ceremony for the project, held last Friday, was attended by the director of the Fundación Orange, Daniel Morales as well as the territorial director of Institutional Relations of Orange, Raúl Maldonado and the regional director of the Fundación Adecco, Miguel Ángel de Pedro and the director of Fundación Magtel, Adrián Fernández. Málaga City Council was represented by Juan Antonio Bermúdez from the Delegation of Innovation.

Specifically, the project aims to provide knowledge on  means of transmitting information; the distinction of the types of fibre optic cables and their characteristics; the execution of the installation and configuration of the elements and equipment that make up an FTTH installation, as well as the verification of compliance with the  established quality criteria.

The courses will have a total duration of 285 hours with an initial theoretical phase of 185 hours in a Classroom Workshop and a module of non-labour professional practices of 100 hours in companies in the sector.

Currently, the telecommunications sector has a  high level of labour insertion due to the high demand for professionals in this field. In this sense, the director of the Fundación Orange, Daniel Morales, has indicated that “for the Fundación Orange it is essential to make technology a tool for inclusion at the service of those who need it most”.

Commitment to labour-market insertion

He also added that “the collaboration with Fundación Magtel consolidates the alliance between our two entities, both committed to the employment of unemployed people through the development of training actions in the fibre optic sector” and emphasised that “the young people who join these training courses acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of a profession that is in high demand and has real possibilities of finding employment” high demand profession and with real possibilities of insertion in the labour market“.

For his part, the regional director of the Fundación Adecco in Eastern Andalusia, Miguel Ángel de Pedro, commented that “in a competitive and ever-changing labour market, it is essential to focus on the training of those who have the hardest time in the labour market training for those people who find it most difficult so that they are not left behind and can find sustainable employment over time”. Furthermore, he added that “through this collaboration we make this premise reality, bringing people at risk of exclusion closer to a sector as important and dynamic as that of telecommunications“.

Finally, the director of Fundación Magtel, Adrián Fernández, emphasised that “the qualification and professional insertion programmes in the fibre optic sector that we have been developing for the last 10 years demonstrate  Fundación Magtel’s commitment to unemployed people“.

He also acknowledged that “the Fundación Orange is a magnificent travelling companion on this journey, which has also been joined by the Fundación Adecco, as the three organisations have common goals to achieve the participants’ employability.

With regard to employability, Adrián Fernández said that “the people trained in this project have a high probability of finding a job in the telecommunications sector”.

Fundación Magtel collaborates with The Social Water Foundation and Lamaignere Foundation on a project to facilitate access to drinking water to various communities in Colombia

The initiative, which falls within the scope of International Cooperation, seeks to install water filters to eradicate different diseases caused by contaminated water consumption suffered by families

Fundación Magtel, together with  Water Foundation and Lamaignere Foundation, participated in the “Atrato Medio” pilot project in Vereda de Santa María (Colombia). Its aim is to provide water purifying filters to the families of this region and facilitate access to drinking water, as this piece of equipment is capable of eliminating 99.99% of all bacteria, impurities and microplastics that the water may contain.

Fundación Magtel has mainly provided advice on public fundraising and on the organisation and presentation of these projects to private funders. Thanks to the capital acquired, access to safe drinking water has been provided to 48 families which has meant an improvement in the lives of  161 people, including 92 adults, 57 children and 17 babies.

Aligned with the SDGs

Water affects all aspects of development and relates to most of the  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The latest figures show that around 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to safely managed drinking water services, 3.6 billion lack safe sanitation services, and 2.3 billion lack basic hand-washing facilities.

These figures reflect the pressing problem in some parts of the world, which is why cross-border cooperation is needed to share this vital resource, which is essential for the economic well-being of entire regions and for human survival.

Fundación Magtel receives the “25th Anniversary Fundación Orange Award” for its collaboration and support in the digitalisation of the most vulnerable groups in Andalusia

Fundación Magtel has received recognition for its collaboration and support of the Foundation in the improvement of digital skills of the most vulnerable groups in Andalusia.

In particular, through its initiatives to generate, support and promote the employability of people at risk of social exclusion.

On the occasion of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, Fundación Orange also recognised, within this framework of celebration and synergies between third sector organisations, Fundación Ana Bella, for its commitment to helping abused women; and Fundación Don Bosco for its socio-educational projects for the socio-occupational integration of young people.

The president of Fundación Magtel, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno said that “it is an honour for us to be able to support this essential task which contributes to ensuring that no one gets left behind in the path of digitalisation, something which is the key for the present and the future”.

Auxiliadora López Magdaleno emphasised that, both the Board of Trustees of the Fundación Magtel and all those who work and form part of the team of this entity, “see this recognition as an impetus to move forward, with even more enthusiasm if possible”.

In addition, during the meeting, a round table discussion was held in which  experts debated the possible applications of technology to reduce the digital divide in the most vulnerable groups or those with greater communication difficulties.

The colloquium was attended, in addition to the director of Fundación Magtel, Adrián Fernández Cárdenas the operational director of the Fundación Ana Bella, María Gracia Prada the general director of Fundación Don Bosco and president of Escuelas de Segunda Oportunidad (E2O), Ignacio Fernández Cárdenas, Ignacio Vazquez and the General Director of Autismo SevillaMarcos Zamora.

25 years promoting initiatives

The Fundación Orange is celebrating 25 years of promoting the digital skills of people at risk of exclusion, joining forces with other entities in Andalusia to promote, in particular, initiatives aimed at young people with difficulties adapting to the traditional education system, women in vulnerable situations and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Fundación Magtel has developed several training workshops and a presentation to enhance the employability of young people at the ‘Tour del Talento’ event held in Cordoba

The initiative, organised by the Fundación Princesa de Girona and inaugurated by H.M. Queen Letizia, brought together more than 6,000 teenagers

Cordoba has completed one of the most important events of the year in the field of employability with the celebration of the ” Talent Tour an event organised by the Fundación Princesa de Girona in which more than 6,000 children between the ages of 14 to 20 years of age participated. Her Majesty Queen Letizia was in charge of inaugurating the event.

This initiative, which was held from 13 to 19 April, hosted debates, presentations, conferences, workshops, shows and exhibitions with the aim of connecting with opportunities for personal growth and, at the same time, promoting what makes this sector of the population unique.

It was attended on the behalf of Magtel by the Head of Recruitment and Talent Management of the Personnel Area, Álvaro Barona and the Training Technician, Cristina Gallego and the technician of Employability Programmes of the Fundación Magtel, Cristina Gallardo and the Projects Technician of the same entity, Rocío Ciero.

Prior to the workshops given by Magtel’s professionals, the head of Recruitment and Talent Management of the company’s People Department gave a talk entitled “Hack the job search, do you dare?” in which he presented Magtel, as well as Fundación Magtel.

In addition, he explained the activity carried out in the field of employability and the vision and perspective for the attraction and management of talent, the personal vision of the recruiter; and the analysis of the current labour market, taking into account the most in-demand profiles and the importance of continuous training.

Finally, Fundación Magtel’s Project Technician, Rocío Ciero, gave an overview of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can have an effect on selection processes.

During the rest of the day, the following workshops were held three training workshops led by Magtel technicians Cristina Gallego, Cristina Gallardo and Rocío Ciero with the aim of improving the employability of the participants. These include workshops on how to improve  LinkedIn profiles and understanding the InfoJobs application from a recruiter’s point of view.

These tools are essential for those seeking to increase their employability in an increasingly competitive market.

The “Talent Tour will come to Lugo on 2 May for a new meeting with young people on the field of employability.

Fundación Magtel, in collaboration with Asociación Futuro Singular, participates in an environmental awareness day in Hornachuelos to promote corporate volunteering

The meeting brought together professionals from both entities, as well as young people with functional diversity

Fundación Magtel has participated in a day of environmental coexistence organised by Foundation in collaboration with the Asociación Futuro Singular and Fundación FDI to promote living spaces for people with functional diversity, Magtel volunteers and environmental protection.

On this day, also present were the Mayor of the Hornachuelos Town CouncilMs. María del Pilar Hinojosa two environmental technicians in charge of supervising the work to be carried out and several representatives of Fundación Randstad Sevilla.

The day began with an explanation of the cleaning activity to be carried out, as well as the distribution of cleaning materials. The 38 participants including 15 Magtel volunteers, collected a total of 13 kilos of rubbish found on the Las Erillas path in Hornachuelos (Córdoba).

This large amount of rubbish reflects human misuse of nature, which is vital for human and animal survival.

After this activity, in which the teamwork developed by all the volunteers was highlighted, an environmental workshop was held .

On this occasion, and together with the other participants in the day, they made small birdboxes to house different species of birds and bats in the area in order to give them shelter and facilitate their reproduction.

This environmental awareness-raising initiative is part of the programmes that Magtel Foundation carries out in the area of social action through which we promote the improvement of the quality of life of people and our environment, always with sustainable development and environmental protection as basic operating premises, as well as establishing days of coexistence outside the work environment.

Fundación Magtel develops two new FTTH programmes for the employability of 30 people in Madrid

Promoted by Fundación Orange, which participates in both initiatives, Cáritas and Agencia de Empleo de Madrid

Employment Agency, Fundación Magtel is developing two new training courses on the installation of FTTH for 30 people in Madrid.

The initiatives are being carried out from today by this entity in collaboration with Caritas Madrid and Fundación Orange in the first case, and in the second, with the Agencia de Empleo de Madrid and Fundación Orange.

These actions comprise a total of 285 hours each (185 hours of theoretical training and 100 hours of professional practice). The two courses will be held in morning and afternoon shifts respectively, and have a capacity of 15 participants each.

The objective is to facilitate the approach to the labour market through the position of home fibre optic installer with the acquisition of competences and skills and, in particular, by providing the students with the basic notions for the development of the professional activity.

The initiative represents a unique opportunity to train in the telecommunications sector by gaining the skills involved in the assembly and installation of a fibre optic telecommunications infrastructure.

There is currently a high demand for professionals in this field in the market.

Universidad Loyola and Magtel join forces to develop projects in the field of renewable energies and technology

The rector of Universidad Loyola, Gabriel Pérez; the general manager of Magtel, Martín Salgado Devincenzi, and the president of Fundación Magtel, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, have signed a collaboration agreement

This agreement reinforces university-business collaboration in innovation and is in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy of Magtel

The Universidad Loyola together with Magtel and Fundación Magtel have agreed on a framework for action in order to develop projects related to renewable energy sources and new technologies. To this end, Universidad Loyola will place its centres, departments and research staff at the disposal of the entity, and will even make available suitable spaces for the good development of the joint collaborations that are generated.

Likewise, through this agreement, Magtel will make its facilities and infrastructures available to Universidad Loyola, as well as its human resources for the development of the collaboration.

This collaboration will materialise, together with more specific actions through other agreements derived from this framework agreement, in the holding of meetings, conferences and congresses, collaboration in research activities in the field of renewable energies, dissemination of results, joint publication of publications, as well as training activities and internships for students.

During the ceremony in which this agreement was consolidated, the rector of Universidad Loyola, Gabriel Pérez Alcalá, emphasised that “with this collaboration with Magtel we consolidate and move forward on the path of establishing a network for the transfer of knowledge and R&D with the industrial and technological environment willing to add value to research in favour of improving the environment and the care of our common home, an aspect that is of particular concern to Loyola University“.

For his part, the CEO of Magtel, Martín Salgado Devincenzi, said that “with this new agreement between Loyola University and Magtel, we are deepening the collaboration between university and company, a collaboration that we want to strengthen because we consider it fundamental for the growth of the company in areas as important as research and innovation, which we are extending with this agreement, because innovation is part of Magtel’s DNA“. In this sense, he stated that “the role of universities, as centres of knowledge, and that of companies, as guarantors of development and social welfare, are totally complementary and collaboration between the two contributes decisively to increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the economy, which in turn improves the society to which they belong“.

He also assured that “with this new agreement, we want, therefore, to continue promoting Magtel’s growth and its leadership as an innovative company, through collaboration with an equally innovative university with a strong background in research, to jointly contribute its outcomes for the benefit of Andalusia and other areas where we operate“.

Finally, the president of Fundación Magtel, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, said that “after ten years of activity in relation to social action, the signing of this agreement expands and reinforces the strategic lines in which we work: social action, employability, social innovation and international cooperation“, and expressed her conviction that “we will develop new tasks that will benefit the most disadvantaged and comply with the corporate social responsibility of our entity“.

Commitment to sustainable development

Universidad Loyola is developing numerous projects and research in the field of renewable energies. Through the Materials and Sustainability research group, projects are carried out in the field of CO2storage and valorisation, such as the design and preparation of materials with a high porosity suitable for CO2absorption, or research into the transformation of this molecule into products with high added value.

In addition, researchers at Universidad Loyola are working on the development of new and efficient catalytic routes capable of replacing current fossil fuel-based technologies, of which hydrogen production from renewable energies is one of them. In this sense, Loyola University collaborates with several companies and large projects financed by the Aeronautical Technology Plan Programme and the Science and Innovation Missions Programme of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), such as Magtel itself , H2B2 or Protio Power SL, with which they are currently developing projects such as those known as “Ad-Grhid” and “H2APS” .

Likewise, Universidad Loyola has recently obtained funding for several projects in the latest call for applications of the State Research Agency for the ecological transition R&D programme, in fact the Fundación Magtel recently awarded the prize for Technological Innovation to the project entitled: “Rheology of Cohesive Granular Media in Thermochemical Storage Systems (GHEMA)”,carried out by the Universidad Loyola researcher Francisco José Durán Olivencia.

In addition, in the field of research and development, Magtel’s R&D&I Division  is leading new projects, such as the aforementioned “Ad-Grid” and “Sunrise PV”, which promotes the new generation of photovoltaic technologies to reduce energy costs through circularity strategies.

InovHumRe Project partners met in Lisbon to provide updates on the results of each partner country in the initiative

The head of International Cooperation Projects at the Fundación Magtel, Rocío Ciero, and the entity’s Project Technician, Ana Roldán, attended the meeting

The Erasmus+ project “KA2- Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices”  enters its final stretch with the sharing of the progress made by the teams of each country, as well as the update of its results in a meeting held in Lisbon (Portugal). The meeting was attended by representatives of universities and NGOs from the five participating countries (Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Colombia and Brazil).

In addition, the research carried out by the partners has been brought together and the complete information for the  book that will gather the final data extracted from the project and will be published in the second half of the year. The document will serve as a basis for future training pathways structured around this methodology of social intervention,  participatory evaluation.

The head of International Cooperation Projects at Fundación Magtel, Rocío Ciero and the Projects Technician of the entity, Ana Roldán have explained the practical application of participatory evaluation, using as an example the emergency humanitarian crisis that resulted from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma.

Secondly, the Foundation’s speakers argued that there is a need to generate several training plans for technicians and workers in the third sector, using participatory evaluation tools, with the aim of implementing this methodology in Spanish NGOs in order to tackle humanitarian response interventions.

In this way, the Spanish team, formed by Fundación Magtel and Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) has made progress in research on humanitarian intervention in Spain and the application of participatory evaluation as an innovative methodology in our country. This work on the development of joint online training actions will be completed in 2023.

The call for applications is now open for grants for professional internships promoted by Fundación Magtel through its Introduction to the Professional Field Programme

The institution offers a unique opportunity for training, especially for young people without experience

Once again, the new call for applications for grants  for Fundación Magtel professional internships  has been opened with the aim of contributing to the labour insertion of recent graduates, especially young people without experience. The entity offers a unique opportunity through its Introduction to the Professional Field Programme.

To be eligible for one of the scholarships, participants must have obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution after 31 December 2019. Students of technical engineering or higher who have passed all the subjects required to obtain the corresponding degree, with the exception of the final degree project, and students of intermediate and/or higher vocational training cycles who have passed all the theoretical subjects prior to their incorporation and have completed their internships in the company, may also apply for this programme.

The profiles must be in line with the characteristics required for the placements offered by the collaborating organisations, with which collaboration agreements will be signed beforehand.

Once selected, the participants will be placed during 2023 in different companies and institutions in order to apply the knowledge acquired during their training and learn how to function in the reality of a professional context.

Interested parties will be able to submit their applications throughout 2023.