27 MAY 2021

Mellonabilities: Accelerator of skills for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor market

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Initiatives

Athens, Greece – 27 May 2021 – A 14% of the Greek population (20-64 years old) are people with a disability; however, we rarely come across them at work, education, and social life. But even more alarming is that 60% of young people with disabilities in Greece, aged 25-29 years, are unemployed, recording one of the highest negative rates in Europe. A significant part of human capital remains inactive and untapped, causing harm to everyone, both individually, socially, and economically.


MYTILINEOS, in cooperation with the Social Enterprise knowl, has designed an innovative 6-month program, the “mellonabilities”, aimed at providing personalized development of professional skills to people with disabilities (suffering from mobility, visual and auditory impairment), at zero cost for the benefited individuals. However, disability does not mean lack of ability. Modern training models and new technologies can and do allow people with disabilities to acquire specialized skills by achieving a balanced connection of their professional profile with their desired job.


The aim is the targeted preparation of disabled participants for successful labor market inclusion, given additional qualifications and understand those conditions that facilitate access and inclusion into the labor market, fostering a culture (candidates, employers, HR/Training/Advisory organizations) that would help develop a sustainable employability model.


MYTILINEOS initiative joins the effort of supporting the Global Sustainable Development Goals for Zero Poverty (1), Decent work & Economic Growth (8) and Reduction of Inequality (10) by 2030. MYTILINEOS, acknowledging that boosting of employment is a key pillar of its social policy, focuses its efforts on the preparation of quality and sustainable jobs.


At the same time, the #Homellon program continues for the second year. It is one more initiative by MYTILINEOS, in cooperation with the Social Enterprise knowl, to reintegrate homeless people into the labor market. Note that the program’s first cycle was completed in December 2020, with excellent outcomes, as most benefited individuals are now employed.


Submission of APPLICATIONS has started


Interested parties are invited to apply by June 6 (priority will be respected). The application is available online HERE.


For further information, please contact:
Ms. Antigoni Fakou: MYTILINEOS Press Office, Tel. 210-6877346 | Fax 210-6877400 | E-mail: Antigoni.Fakou@mytilineos.gr.


MYTILINEOS:
MYTILINEOS S.A. is a leading Greek industry active in Metallurgy, Power & Gas, Renewables & Storage and Sustainable Engineering Solutions. Established in Greece in 1990, the company is listed on the Athens Exchange, has a consolidated turnover of €1.9 billion and employs directly or indirectly more than 3,850 people in Greece and abroad.


For more information, please visit: www.mytilineos.gr | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn
More information about the programm #mellonabilities:
knowl | Yioula Papatsori| 210 8312868 | y.papatsori@knowl.gr

Program Page here

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