Madrid October 2014.- The Enterprise Program is the new project from Prodis Foundation targeting young people with intellectual disabilities who have completed their studies at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid or other universities. It is a completely new program and is aimed at those who want to receive expert training in the workplace. The Foundation aims to provide more specialized training, involving the entreprise as an training agent. And is this the most important distinguishing characteristic, prominent business professionals form part of the teaching team. This will be a great enrichment for both young people and businesses.
The course started in October and is taught in the facilities generously provided by Gmp Fundación, Centro Empresarial Parque Norte.
Last September 25th , ‘ Stories’, the TVE’s News Services, which provides information on what is happening around us, especially life stories, dedicated a spot for people with the Down syndrome.
‘Life in Down’ is the title of this report which had the participation of Javier Lopez Aranda Robles, one of the young men of the 8th Promentor programme, and which was carried out in collaboration with the University of Madrid. The documentary had participants of all ages, who referred to the social and labour integration they have achieved in recent years.
TVE broadcast an informative abstract that same day at 9 pm, in their spot called ‘Focusing’.
The Prodis Foundation would like to thank the whole team of Stories and news services of RTVE.
Madrid July 7 2014 – The National Committee of Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC) and the Prodis Foundation have signed a collaboration agreement by which the Committee joined the programme for Labor Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities (Promentor programme) that Prodis taught at the University of Madrid.
Found within its social dimension, this initiative is part of the strategy of corporate social responsibility that the CNMC is starting to implement in the agency. The Committee considers that ´non-discrimination´ is a concept that must be coordinated with diversity and equity of opportunity.
The Prodis Promentor programme aims to meet the training needs for labor inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities and to provide the necessary support to enable them to join a company. Students are educated at the University of Madrid, and two years from the beginning they will get a diplomma called ´Training for Labor Inclusion´.
The purpose of this agreement is for young people to make the training practices at CNMC that will allow them to approach the world of work and acquire the necessary experience to be successfully incorporated as workers in companies and public agencies. The choice of the organizations which CNMC collaborates with are carried out by their employees through nominations and voting.
The Prodis Foundation supports people with intellectual disabilities for them to achieve their full social and labour integration thus trying to provide them with formal education.
In the picture: Marcos Alejandro Suárez Fernández, María Elena Guerequeta, José Navarro and Luis Javier Cabrera Regueros Lorenzo -young people of the Prodis Foundation- winners of the Vodafone Foundation awards for Best Academic Record, Labor Competition, Best Creative IT, and Continuous Improvement.
Jorge Domínguez Sun -Director of Operations of Vodafone Spain- and Soledad Herreros de Tejada -President of the Prodis Foundation- also appear in the picture, accompanying the winners.
The winners are young people who have completed a training course for employment integration in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the University of Madrid, a project that promotes social inclusion within a university environment and has had the support of the Vodafone Foundation since 2005.
´These awards recognise the effort and desire of these young people with different talents who want to be fully integrated into society´, said Soledad Herreros de Tejada, President of the Prodis Foundation.
Jorge Domínguez Sun, Director of Operations of Vodafone Spain, has highlighted that the Vodafone Foundation believes that people with intellectual disabilities are in need of formal training to enter the labour market.
Jorge Domínguez Sun and Soledad Herreros de Tejada have also given several awards to their classmates, in recognition of the values shown throughout their studies.
Fundación Prodis (www.fundacionprodis.org) es una institución sin ánimo de lucro, cuyo fin es mejorar la integración escolar, social y laboral de los niños y jóvenes con discapacidad intelectual. Comenzó sus actividades en el año 2000 proporcionando los apoyos necesarios a las personas con discapacidad intelectual para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de sus familias. La Fundación cumple con los nueve principios de transparencia y buenas prácticas de la Fundación Lealtad.