Since 2013, we seek to benefit women with formation opportunities that allow them to acquire or strengthen their academic knowledge for the effective management of their own business, besides providing them with formal training on how to make reliable and safe electrical installations.
This is how AES El Salvador promotes impact stories in the communities through the generation of opportunities for inclusive and sustainable economic development to improve the lives of Salvadoran women.
For the last seven years, we've trained 188 women on the skills and knowledge needed to start their own business, to allow them to contribute to family economy and to their personal realization. The EMPRETEC workshop seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial culture through a ludic, theoretical and practical methodology, consolidating their business, competition and production skills. This course is aimed at women relatives of our collaborators in AES El Salvador.
The Empretec workshop has been designed by the United Nations and is being implemented in El Salvador by the Business Foundation for Social Action (Fundemas), an organization promoting social responsibility in the country.
Course on Residential Electrical Installations
Since 2016, AES El Salvador, in alliance with the Ciudad Mujer program, associated to the Local Development Ministry, provides technical training for the formation of female electricians through a course on residential electrical installations. This course is aimed at all those women willing to acquire theoretical-practical knowledge to carry out reliable, efficient and safe electrical installations.
To date, we have provided 17 courses, where 412 women have participated. Of them, 390 have been certified as Electrical Technicians by the Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET).