In an ongoing effort to provide educational opportunities and enhance employment prospects for youth in Guatemala’s South Coast, the Guatemalan Sugarcane Association (Asazgua) has initiated a program that has trained and graduated over 2,700 young individuals through the “Opportunities for Study” program, driven by the sugarcane agroindustry.
The scholarships granted by sugar mills through Asazgua have enabled these young individuals to access high-quality technical education across various disciplines at the Technical Training Institute (Intecap).
Fields of study encompass industrial mechanics, automotive electromechanics, industrial welding, industrial electronics technician, automotive mechanics, milling machine mechanics, as well as hydraulic circuit maintenance.
Alfredo Vila, President of Asazgua, has expressed his pride in the “Opportunities for Study” program, which not only contributes to the technical education of young individuals but also enhances the country’s human resource competitiveness. He emphasized the commitment of the Guatemalan Sugarcane Association to promoting education and development in the region.
This program has been made possible through collaboration between the sugarcane industry and the Technical Training Institute, forging a robust partnership to drive personal and professional growth among the youth.
In the Sugarcane Agroindustry, we firmly believe that investing in the education and development of young individuals is a pivotal step towards a more prosperous and sustainable future.