On 9 April, SECAP (the Ecuadorian Professional Training Service) and the Line 1 Consortium of the Quito Metro, including ACCIONA, presented occupational training certificates to 53 workers of the Quito Metro.
These certificates, which officially endorse the workers’ experience, were made possible thanks to the agreement that the institution has with the ACCIONA-Line 1 Consortium of the Quito Metro. Under the agreement, workers carried out training activities to learn construction skills, as well as acquiring knowledge through their daily work, from the most basic activities through to those that required greater dedication.
The professional profiles recognized by this certificate, which most of the metro workers have worked towards, are “Master builder in civil engineering projects”, “Construction worker specialized in reinforced concrete structures” and “Construction worker specialized in foundry work for reinforced concrete structures”.
To select the 53 workers that have obtained the certificate, SECAP’s examiners travelled to the works sites where they carried out theoretical and practical assessments of each of the specific selected profiles.
During the tests, candidates demonstrated their knowledge, skills, abilities and aptitudes, as well as the quality of the work that they carry out every day, as well as the safety measures that they take prior to carrying out each activity.
The ceremony to present the occupational training certificates was attended by Marco Larco, Executive Director of SECAP; Aranzazu Losada, HR Director of Latin America of ACCIONA Construcción and Maria Lorena Pólit, technical Secretary of the National System of Professional Qualifications , who together presented the certificates to the workers involved in constructing what is considered to be the most important infrastructure project in the history of the city of Quito.