Encouraging renewable energies among the youth
CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The ITVE scholarships are focused on careers related to the renewable energy sector such as Engineering in Renewable Energy, Engineering in Business Management, Engineering in Community Development and Industrial Engineering.
This initiative of professional education allows equal access for men and women for a quality technical and higher education. In 2018, in La Venta, 38 students participated while in Santo Domingo Ingenio, 52 students participated, reaching a total of 90 beneficiaries during the year.
This project has the following components:
- Registrations: the call is open for young and adults from the communities where ACCIONA operates. Applicants register through the ITVE. The scholarships are subject to the results of an exam in the inscription and a socioeconomic study that the same Institute applies.
- Scholarships: the scholarships are offered in a 100% for the first semester, for the following semesters, a range from 60-100% depends on the average scores obtained by the student in each semester.
- Face-to-face consultations: to optimize the learning and teaching process, an ITVE advisor facilitates face-to-face sessions at the Community Center on weekends. The incorporation of these consultancies has resulted in a significant reduction of school dropouts.
- Additional courses to the study: in order to increase the skills to access employment, English and AutoCAD courses are offered among others, as well as technical advice given by ACCIONA employees on issues related to safety, quality, electricity, etc.
Thanks to this initiative, ACCIONA’s social work in Mexico has been recognized in the IX Gala IX “Premios Corresponsables”, a prestigious iberoamerican award in Corporate Social Responsibility with the aim of recognizing the best initiatives in the field of Social Responsibility in Latin America. ACCIONA stood out in the category of large companies, being finalist in the contest for the initiative of scholarships focused on promoting educational development in the state of Oaxaca.