The Magtel Foundation and Adecco have organized a microcomputing and networks course, as part of a program by the Telefónica Foundation and Gypsy Secretariat, for 18 people at risk of social exclusion

  • Magtel Foundation technicians are the instructors of a training initiative aimed at improving the employability of participants
  • Adecco, in turn, will provide students with hands-on training at companies

The Magtel Foundation, alongside the human resources company Adecco, has begun teaching a microcomputing and networks course at its Córdoba headquarters, as part of a training program organized by the Telefónica Foundation and the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation. The Magtel Foundation teaches this initiative aimed at improving the employability of vulnerable groups

Specifically, the training initiative was launched with a total of 18 participants who had completed secondary education or basic vocational training, and had high skill levels for employment.

Each course, consisting of 570 hours, combines conceptual education and technical hands-on skills training, along with individual psychological-social support and tutoring for internships that take place upon completing the course. In this sense, the Magtel Foundation coordinates with partner companies to assist students throughout the job placement process, and Adecco finds internships for students at companies in order to improve their employability and assist with job searches. The course content also includes a module on occupational risk prevention in addition to cross-curricular information linked to defending rights, interculturalism and equality.

Training for a growing sector 

In addition to the course taught by the Magtel Foundation and Adecco in Córdoba, the Telefónica Foundation and the Gypsy Secretariat Foundation have also coordinated the program in Alicante, Albacete, Linares, Granada and Valladolid. The organizations believe that “with this training, students will be qualified to assist companies and users with operating PCs, printers, smartphones, tablets and other mainstream computer equipment, while learning the basic concepts of telecommunications networks.”

The curriculum was defined by the organizers based on the yearly growth experienced by the microcomputing sector in terms of its demand for professionals due to the extended use of technology in our everyday lives and in all types of businesses and operations.

The partnership between the two entities falls within the Gypsy Secretariat’s efforts to develop personalized job placement itineraries for gypsies and other vulnerable groups through its “Acceder” program, which is jointly financed by the Operations Program for social inclusion and the social economy, and the European Social Fund’s Operations Program for youth employment.