The Emobi Industries wind tower manufacturing company from Bercia has begun to take the first steps in its commitment to generating employment in the El Bierzo region and reconverting the profiles derived from the closure of mining and thermal power plants, as established in the “Agreement for the Reindustrialization of Bierzo” that was signed on February 3rd together with the leading electricity company in renewables, Capital Energy, and the financial institution of the Junta de Castilla y León, Sodical by which it is intended to create a wind “hub” in the Polígono de La Llanada (Ponferrada), placing renewable energies as backbone of the economic, social and business revitalization of the region.
In this way, and in response to this commitment and commitment to local employment, Emobi Industries has signed this morning a collaboration agreement with the Santa Bárbara Foundation by which a job bank will be created for the professionals trained in this professional training center in the skills and techniques required for the activity that Emobi Industries is consolidating in its factory in the Llanada Industrial Estate, and for which it foresees the creation of up to 100 new jobs this year, reaching up to 200 in the next one and increasing exponentially in the next two until reaching 600-800 new direct jobs and up to 2,400 indirect jobs in 2025-2026.
The agreement establishes that the professionals of the courses related to the company’s activity carry out their internship period directly at the La Llanada facilities, having the opportunity to consolidate their learning in a professional environment , with a technical and human team willing to complete their training in the specific practices of the company’s activity, thus generating a direct employment pool from which Emobi Industries can be provided for the Hiring your vacant positions.
The signing ceremony, held this morning at the Emobi Industries facilities in the Pol. Industrial de La Llanada (Ponferrada), was attended by Guillermo Bergareche, CEO of Emobi Industries, and Manuel Álvarez, CEO of the Fundación Santa Bárbara who have highlighted the importance of the agreement as a promoter of regional employment and the main lever for the incorporation into the labor market of unemployed profiles or those affected by the closure of thermal power plants and mining who will have the necessary education and training to be part of a project of high industrial impact in the region.
Initial courses of the FSB that will train future professionals of Emobi Industries
The current courses offered by the Foundation and which will provide interns for Emobi Industries are:
-MAINTENANCE AND MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY OF INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT: 590 hours. Started on 03/14/22.
-WELDING WITH COATED ELECTRODE AND TIG: 680 hours. Start 03/23/22
-OXYGAS WELDING AND MIG/MAG WELDING. 600 hours. Start 11/14/22
The courses, which are free for students, are managed by the Castilla y León Public Employment Service (Industry Employment Department) and are financed by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, with an average capacity of 15 students per course.
In the selection process, preference is given to unemployed people from Castilla y León, and within them those under 35 years of age, over 45 years of age, those who have exhausted their benefit or have more 12 months unemployed, as well as those who have family responsibilities or are at risk of social exclusion.
Unemployed students will be able to access scholarships and grants from the Castilla y León Public Employment Service.
Employed people will be able to opt for up to 30% of the places on the course, if these places are available.
Registration can be made through the Foundation’s website: www.fsbarbara.com or through its offices in C/Aguilonjos s/n 24310 La Ribera de Folgoso (León).