Fundación Magtel, present at the inauguration of the physical headquarters of the ‘Orange Digital Center’ in Madrid

Magtel’s FTTH technician, Francisco Javier Mateo, was at one of the stands of the facilities with one of the students of the fibre optic course given in collaboration with Fundación Orange

He gave a demonstration of FTTH installation to H.M. the King, who inaugurated this centre coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Fundación Orange

Fundación Magtel was present at the inauguration ceremony of the physical headquarters of the “Orange Digital Center carried out by Felipe VI. This is a free and open access technology centre specialising in digital skills for all citizens. These facilities have specialised training for vulnerable groups such as young people and women at risk of exclusion, or people with autistic spectrum disorders.

In addition to H.M. the King, the inauguration ceremony was presided over by the President of Orange Spain and President of the Fundación Orange in Spain, Gervais Pellissier and the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá together with other authorities and representatives of Fundación Orange beneficiary entities. Francisco Javier Mateo, fibre optic teacher at the Fundación Magtel, gave a demonstration of a FTTH installation to the delegation when they toured the facilities.

Fundación Magtel contributes to the generation of job opportunities among vulnerable groups or those at risk of social exclusion through training and internship programmes. Every year, the organisation runs free courses related to the telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, which currently have a high degree of employability. Over the last ten years, the institution has trained more than more than 890 people and at least four more programmes are planned for this year.

Together with Fundación Orange, training courses have been given on the installation of fibre optics to the home (FTTH), such as the one carried out at the  Centro de Formación de Oficios de Usera, in Madrid as well as those carried out in Linares, Almeria and Seville in previous editions.

Physical space for this project

Madrid is the first Spanish city to have a physical space to develop the educational project “Orange Digital Center”. It will be a meeting point for citizens who want to develop their digital skills, as well as for entrepreneurs and startups.

“Orange Digital Center” is an educational platform that seeks to make digital innovation accessible to groups such as young people, women, people with autism and entrepreneurs. It is oriented towards education and digital inclusion it aims to be a place to train the most vulnerable social groups in digital skills, as well as a meeting point for entrepreneurs, families and members of the educational community. The contents are articulated around four training itineraries (Responsible use of ICT, Digital Inclusion, Climate Change and Entrepreneurship).