Homecenter’s Specialists Circle and Swisscontact have collaborated for about three years, resulting in 2,000 construction specialists being trained in technical, administrative and entrepreneurial issues. In October 2017, we launched the first platform for virtual education of the Constructor brand in Colombia, called Academia Constructor. The objective was to bring the courses in the stores to those members of the Construction Specialists Circle who cannot attend due to time restrictions. Our first course was basic residential electricity, with about 500 people enrolled in the first quarter. In addition, we have developed several activities in the Training Fair, a free training event for the construction sector where Swisscontact has actively participated in the trade show and in various talks that have motivated attendees to continue participating in the event year after year.
The main challenge for the Constructor Brand and the Specialists Circle has been to find new allies willing to support training for construction workers, due to various factors, including the challenge of national coverage. Swisscontact has been a fundamental ally, as the collaboration has allowed us to reach all our stores in Colombia with new and innovative methodologies. Thanks to the development of virtual courses, we will be able to extend these benefits to all our affiliates.
The Constructor Brand and the Specialists Circle shall contribute to the growth of our partners, through tools that allow them to get new and better jobs. Therefore, we collaborate with Swisscontact in the development of a web application that can connect Constructor’s and Homecenter’s clients with the partners of the programme. We hope that our affiliates can receive benefits that really contribute to strengthening their capacities and improving their quality of life.
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