To mark the start of European Vocational Skills Week, Nestlé and the Europe-wide partners of 'Alliance for YOUth' have announced that, over the past three years, they have offered more than 215,000 jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships.
Marco Settembri, Nestlé's CEO for Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) said: "I am proud of the results we have accomplished with the ‘Alliance for YOUth’. We will continue to promote this as a path to excellence for young people."
Nestlé collaborates with its 'Alliance for YOUth' partners on innovative projects to promote apprenticeships and youth employability – as the one announced today. Nestlé will launch a pilot project with Microsoft on the digital skills certification of its apprentices. The first cycle of the pilot will involve more than 60 apprentices from Nestlé factories in France: Upon completion of a digital skills workshop over a three-month period, they will receive a certification by Microsoft.
'Alliance for YOUth', a business-driven initiative with 340 member companies in Europe, is set to meet its commitment to provide 230,000 job and training opportunities to young people across EMENA by 2020.
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