Land Rover and the Red Cross give unemployed people skills to improve job prospects
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Land Rover Spain is continuing its theoretical and practical mechanics classes for unemployed people at its training centre in Tres Cantos in Madrid.
In partnership with the Red Cross, the project gives people seeking jobs the training and experience to improve their prospects of securing paid employment. The training has been focused around giving each person transferable skills to make them more attractive to potential employers.
So far this year, 16 people from Huelva, Granada, Pamplona, Valencia and Madrid, have undergone the basic mechanics training with Land Rover, with 10 proceeding to complete an electronics course.
Keni Joses Espinoza, who took part in training and has ambitions to become an engineer, said: "For me, all the teachers and colleagues with whom I have shared this course have all been important in my development. This has been a great boost to me. I can only thank Land Rover and the Red Cross for this opportunity."
The project working with the unemployed and their families has already directly helped more than 1,395 people since 2013.
Land Rover Spain's President and CEO Luis Antonio Ruiz, said unemployment is still a major problem in Spain. He added:
"We continue to provide opportunity from different communities, and try to open more doors to the world of work and thereby improve the quality of life for these people and their families."
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