Creating shared value is one of the founding principles of Enel’s sustainability ethic. This fact was underscored by Concetto Tosto, manager of the Brindisi Thermoelectric Business Unit, when he addressed a group of high school students.
The occasion couldn’t have been more fitting: the launch of the School-Work Alternation Project involving our Group and two Brindisi schools, the IISS Majorana and the ITT Giorgi. The event, which took place on January 24 at the Nuovo Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi in the Puglia city, was attended by Enel representatives and both teachers and students from the participating schools, as well as the representatives of the local authorities, including Valerio Valenti, Prefect of Brindisi, and Giuseppe Marinò, Chairman of Confindustria Brindisi.
“It is an initiative that once again shows Enel’s commitment to creating sustainability in the real world,” commented Santi Giuffrè, a Brindisi City Commissioner. The project is, in fact, part of a broader Sustainability for the City programme agreement signed at the end December by Enel and the Commissioner. Our commitment to social sustainability is evident in local development work on the ground through creating an increasingly integrated relationship with the local social and economic fabric.
The 68 students taking part in the 2018 School-Work Alternation programme will be involved in a 128-hour training path embracing a mix of communications and soft skills-focused classwork, and technical classroom work. There will also be onsite visits to learn about Enel Produzione and e-distribuzione, a Group company that manages the medium and low-voltage networks.
The school-work alternation project for the city of Brindisi is designed to offer students from technical institutes the opportunity to witness at first-hand innovation and the processes of cultural and technological change sweeping through the energy world and their impact on the industrial development of the area. The aim is to raise awareness but also to help direct the students’ future further education and career choices.