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Students with intellectual disabilities from Envera will carry out internships at the Housing Department of the Community of Madrid.

  • Both entities sign an agreement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Councilor David Perez announces Housing and Disability plan to promote independent living

Madrid | December 3, 2019

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Community of Madrid has signed an agreement with the Envera Group for the promotion of labor insertion of people with intellectual disabilities through a training internship program, so that they can graduate from Compulsory Secondary Education. The internships will be carried out at the Regional Government's Department of Housing and Local Administration and the Social Housing Agency (AVS).

viviendaenvera17During his visit to Envera Inclusion Point At the Islazul shopping center, where Envera is developing this sustainable, training and job placement project, the Minister of Housing and Local Administration, David Pérez, formalized the collaboration agreement with Envera, which will benefit people over 18 years of age with intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities who have special educational needs, who do not have the ESO diploma and are training to obtain it.

Also present at the event were María Valverde, asset manager of Nuveen Real Estate, the entity that owns Islazul; Javier Martínez, director of the shopping center; José Antonio Quintero, president of Envera, and its general manager, Pedro Sobrino; as well as the training students of this social entity.

In order to obtain the official ESO degree, Envera students enroll in the Pablo Guzmán adult education center, where they are evaluated in the first and second cycle of Compulsory Secondary Education. The internship will have a maximum duration of three months, with a working week of no more than 20 hours. Upon completion of the training period, a certificate will be issued by the General Technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Housing and Local Administration.

The training provided by Envera has a flexible methodology adapted to the abilities, needs and interests of the students; with a program that includes orientation and advice to families, and an initial assessment of the student with a pedagogical report, personalized tutorials, complementary outings to museums, institutions and companies and training practices at the offices of the Regional Ministry.

Carlota de Castro and Alejandro García, Envera students, emphasized the importance of the internships "to gain work experience, improve the resume and increase the chances of getting a job" both in companies and in the public administration through competitive examinations.

For his part, Pedro Sobrino wanted to "thank the Regional Ministry of Housing for its commitment to equal opportunities, making the Community of Madrid an exemplary administration. Job creation and access to employment is the best social policy. This agreement is a very important step towards that goal".

David Pérez closed the signing of the agreement by welcoming the Envera students who will join the internship and announced the creation, by the Community of Madrid, of a Housing and Disability Plan to promote independent living for people with disabilities.

Envera is a non-profit organization that works for the social and labor insertion of people with intellectual disabilities. Each year it serves 2,500 people in its early care services, neurodevelopment for children and adolescents, training, job placement service, occupational and day centers, residences and guardianship, and provides stable employment for 850 people in its special employment centers.