Mainstream completes training programme for Llanquihue communities in Southern Chile

More than 100 people have attended a ceremony in Llanquihue to recognise more than 70 community members who successfully completed a training programme organised by Mainstream Renewable Power. The training, which was delivered by CADES Foundation, was carried out in the areas of food management, steel reinforcement, heavy machinery operation and driving.

Chile Aurora training 2016 ceremony

Carlos Moranchel 1“These training courses are a fundamental part of Mainstream’s commitment to local sustainable development. In this case, community members were able to gain core skills that will go towards helping them to secure employment. We are satisfied with the results and we look forward to strengthening our ties with the community of Llanquihue” said Carlos Moranchel, Project Manager of the Aurora Wind Farm.

During the ceremony a certificate was given in recognition to those who completed the courses.  The courses included food handling, steel reinforcement and operation of heavy machinery, and were delivered by CADES foundation which has extensive experience in customised training courses which are tailored to the specific needs of each participant. Professional driving courses were given by Automóvil Club de Chile, one of the driving schools with the highest quality standards nationwide.

The completion of this programme demonstrates that the company and local community can work together to co-design programmes that will benefit the community and the company and create shared value, since the skills acquired by the community can also be very beneficial for the construction and operation phases of the Aurora wind farm.

Mainstream is present in the region through the Aurora Wind Farm project which is expected to begin construction at the end of this year and through the Puelche Sur wind farm project, which is currently under environmental evaluation.

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