A total of 62 proposals have been submitted to the 2nd edition of the Youth Employment Promotion Award convened by the Mahou San Miguel Foundation and the Club of Excellence in Sustainability, whose Honor Committee presides, from this edition, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain. These awards seek to raise awareness, both business and society in general, about the need to promote the inclusion of young people in the workplace.
The Youth Employment Promotion Prize of the Mahou San Miguel Foundation and the Excellence in Sustainability Club was born with the aim of recognizing the work that companies and social organizations do to generate employment among young Spaniards at risk of exclusion.
In the words of Alfredo Mahou, president of the Mahou San Miguel Foundation: "With one of the highest rates in the European Union, youth unemployment in Spain is one of the main challenges of our labor market, so it must be a priority for companies and organizations in our country, with these awards we want to support those who are already investing resources and developing very valuable initiatives in this field."
In this way, the prizes consist of three categories: Large Company, SMEs and Third Sector, being in the latter, the one that has received the most projects, with a total of 35.
In this line, they report, the Community of Madrid has been the region that has presented the most initiatives (35 in total), followed by Catalonia which has 12 (10 in Barcelona, 1 in Lérida and 1 in Tarragona), Castilla y León (5), Comunidad Valenciana (2), Aragón (2), and, finally, Andalucía, Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia and País Vasco, with one project each. In terms of scope, 26 projects are national, 17 regional and 18 local.<
The jury of this second edition is composed of Rosalía Serrano, general director of Vocational Training of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport; Pablo García-Valdecasas, director of the Autonomous Unit, Social Economy and CSR of the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Finance of the Community of Madrid; Silverio Agea, director of the Spanish Association of Foundations; Beatriz Herrera, director of the Mahou San Miguel Foundation; Jesús Domingo, Director of People and Organization Mahou San Miguel; Juan Alfaro, general secretary of the Club of Excellence in Sustainability; Julio Domingo, general director of the Mapfre Foundation; Raúl Suárez, Senior Enterprise Account Manager of Linkedin, and Clara Bassols, director of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Among all the initiatives received, the jury will assess the impact of the proposal, the value it contributes in the creation of stable and quality employment, the consistency and permanence of the project over time, the replicability of the model in other areas or regions, as well as its innovative character and its scope. The ruling will be announced at the end of next March, in a ceremony in which the prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category.
Last year, the first edition of the Prize for the Promotion of Youth Employment managed to gather the same candidacies this year and it was awarded, in the category of Large Company, Alcampo for its program "Young and diverse talent"; in that of Pyme, S2 Grupo for its initiative of Advanced Training in Cybersecurity ENIGMA; and in the Third Sector, Fundación MAPFRE, thanks to its Social Employment Program.
In addition, a special mention was given to the Fundación Secretariado Gitano for "Learning by Working", a job initiative for the most forgotten youth.
The above article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English. Click here to read the original article.
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