Embraport, Brazil’s largest and most modern private port terminal, situated on the left bank of the Port of Santos, began a vocational training program in Container Inspection for residents of Diana Island on September 12.
The initiative is part of the “Believe Program,” which works to train labor from communities surrounding the company’s operations.
A total of 50 residents were selected for the vocational training program. They are divided into two classes of 25 people, studying either in the morning or afternoon. The course runs from September 12 to October 17, with four hours of class on six Saturdays, for a total of 24 hours of training.
The initiative is backed by the Santos Inspectors’ Union and is held in the village on Diana Island. Participating residents receive a kit with a backpack, shirt, textbook, notepad and other materials for use during class.
To apply, the Embraport announced the requirements for those interested: a high school diploma, over 16 years of age and resident of Diana Island.
Lenilton Jordão, manager of People & Organization, states that the initiative is in line with the Embraport philosophy of developing educational and vocational actions for the population. “We hope to contribute to the training of qualified professionals to work at the Port of Santos.”