• The Inspira Program aims at the social and labor insertion of young people between 16 and 30 years old at risk of social exclusion and vulnerable situations.
  • Fundación Iberdrola España and Save the Children present their diplomas to the students in their second edition.
  • 60% of the young people enrolled in the program have completed their training.

The Iberdrola Spain Foundation has held the closing ceremony and presentation of diplomas of the 2nd edition of the Inspira Program in the Plenary Hall of the Town Hall of Illescas. The Inspira Program is aimed at the social and labor insertion of young people between 16 and 30 years at risk of social exclusion and vulnerability.

The Junta de Castilla – La Mancha has financed this program with an amount of 499,029 €. The INSPIRA II program is part of the actions co-financed by the European Social Fund, the Youth Employment Initiative and the Administration of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla – La Mancha, within the framework of the regional section of the Operational Program for Youth Employment of this community.

One of the most important objectives of the program has been to contribute to the incorporation of this group into the labor market, reinforcing their initial academic and complementary training. The motivation for both young people and their families to redirect themselves towards theoretical and practical training in the energy sector is that it is a sector in continuous growth and with a high demand for jobs.

Results of the second edition of the Inspira Program

Of the 238 participants in the program:

– 95 candidates started the program in Green Economy and more than 50 have managed to complete the training.

– 35% of the participants were women.

– 70 young people will enter the labor market.

– 40 will enter the formal education system.

The award ceremony was attended by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports of Castilla – La Mancha, Ana Muñoz; the mayor of Illescas, José Manuel Tofiño; the general director of the Save the Children Foundation, Andrés Conde and the director of the Iberdrola Foundation Spain, Ramón Castresana.

In her speech, the Deputy Regional Minister of Culture and Sports, Ana Muñoz, emphasized that “the education of all of you is essential, it is the basis for equality. These programs that we develop with the social fund have meant an investment of 17 million euros. An investment for people like you to continue advancing”, highlighting the work of both entities for the development of this program.

For his part, Ramón Castresana, director of Fundación Iberdrola España, added that “You have to look to the future, leave the past behind because you are being offered a great opportunity. We have given you attention, respect, affection and a lot of dedication, take advantage of it and make an effort because you have a new future ahead of you”.

Fundación Iberdrola with culture

Since its creation, Iberdrola has been committed to the energy, cultural and social development of the communities in which it is present. In this regard, Fundación Iberdrola España represents a further step in this commitment by promoting initiatives that contribute to improving people’s quality of life. One of the Foundation’s main areas of action focuses on the care, maintenance and promotion of art and culture.

This project is in addition to others that the company has carried out in Castilla-La Mancha in recent years, including the illuminations of the Monastery of Uclés, the archaeological remains of the Molinos del Marqués de la Ensenada in Campo de Criptana, the Basilica of Nuestra Señora del Prado in Talavera de la Reina and the Cathedral of Sigüenza, among others, as well as exhibition projects such as El Prado en las calles, Un Patrimonio de Todos and the recently inaugurated “Museorum”.