ENGIE Energía Perú and SENATI signed an agreement within the framework of the ENGIE Scholarships: + Women in Energy program, which has been allowing young women with financial support needs and high academic performance to access technical scholarships for STEM careers. This year has started with the first 28 scholarships for technical careers and by 2023 another 28 more will be added.
On the other hand, the agreement considers within its scope the development of “Certified Training Courses”. These courses will be implemented in the areas of influence of the operations and projects, which will allow women and men of the area to be trained in specific topics to be employable in the electricity sector or others.
“We know the social and economic challenges that many young women in Peru face when they decide to study STEM careers, so our purpose is to support them in paying for their studies through these scholarships so that in the future they can be outstanding professionals in the energy sector. This, in turn, will help us to increase the number of female talent in our company”, said Daniel Cámac, Deputy Country Manager of ENGIE in Peru.
In addition, the selected students will receive group mentoring, advice for their future job placement and the opportunity to participate in the selection processes of the internship programs of ENGIE Energía Perú, its clients and/or allied suppliers.
“The scholarship students who are studying at SENATI have gone through a rigorous evaluation process, established together with the company, which has allowed us to select the best female talents. Thanks to this agreement we hope to continue motivating our female students, as well as attracting and retaining the talent of more young women in STEM careers,” says Gustavo Alva, SENATI’s National Director.
ENGIE Scholarships: + Women in Energy” is a comprehensive program that aims to promote the participation and inclusion of young women in the energy sector through the financing of university studies, technical and certified training courses related to STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). It includes vocational education stages in schools, accompaniment of young women with economic needs and good academic performance through scholarships, mentoring and support for their labor market insertion. It is expected that more than 150 women will benefit from the program in the next three years.