All the students of the first "Tree of Life (Árvore da Vida) group – Professional Training" project get their first job
November 9, 2018 - FCA resumed its "Tree of Life – Professional Training" project. Eighty vacancies were opened in Belo Horizonte (MG), São Paulo (SP), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Salvador (BA), to qualify youngsters from 18 to 24 years of age who live in a situation of social vulnerability and to support them in their integration into the job market. The courses are carried out in partnership with Senai, Instituto Árvore da Oportunidade Social (IAV), Isvor (FCA's corporate university) and the Fiat and Jeep dealerships.
The first group formed was in Belo Horizonte, with 20 students. Free classes were held at the Horto do Senai unit throughout a 20-day period that gave the students 150 hours of human and technical training (in the automotive area). Besides age, another prerequisite to participate was to have completed a technical course at Senai.
"More than qualifying for the job market, FCA is committed to building lasting changes in the lives of these young people by providing a connection with their stories and our partners, the dealerships", says FCA Dealership Training Manager, Rogério Machado, who participated in the idealization of the project.
Along with their certificates for completing the course, students received work opportunities from the network of dealerships. They will start working as client assistants, with vehicle checkups and related activities. "We were fortunate to see 100% of the students in this first class being hired by the Fiat and Jeep dealerships. This was one of the main objectives: to guarantee employability", celebrates Rogério.
A technical training analyst at Isvor for the past five years and one of the instructors of the Belo Horizonte course, Filippo Mota graduated from the second class of the project in 2007. Today, he is an Electrical Engineer and has just been awarded the title of best technical training instructor of CNH Industrial in Latin America. "It was a great pleasure to participate again in the project, but as an instructor now. I was very motivated to do my best, just as the instructors who participated in my training helped me become the professional that I am today. "
According to Filippo, the course has a great relevance in the life of the students. "The project opens a door and creates a horizon of possibilities that allows the youngster to become a great professional, recognized in the market". For the dealership network, the gains are also significant. "We are professionals prepared and able to perform a work of excellence," concludes the instructor.