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Reimagining Merchant Training in Colombia

How Financial Services Providers used interactive mobile messaging to help thousands of MSMEs grow
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Micro and small merchant training is a critical undertaking in developing nations where these businesses are the biggest drivers of economic growth and job creation.

However, massive gaps in business management skills and financial literacy are limiting their potential. In an ideal world without resource constraints, all merchants would have access to in-person training programs, with dedicated instructors helping them learn and implement best practices.

On National High Five Day, SC Johnson and Save the Children Launch #TheNextHighFive Challenge, Crowdsourcing a New High Five for the Next Generation

Dusty Baker, Houston Astros Manager and Originator of the High Five, Joins Cause to Kick Off #TheNextHighFive Challenge
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RACINE, Wis., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we interact, we’re all looking for creative ways to connect, cope and care for each other. That’s why SC Johnson and Save the Children are joining forces with Astros Manager Dusty Baker to launch #TheNextHighFive Challenge to crowdsource a way to evolve the iconic high five into a non-contact celebration and show of appreciation for friends and family.

SC Johnson and Save the Children Join Forces to Equip a Generation With the Life Skills to Battle COVID-19 and Future Public Health Threats

Program Part of Company’s Overall $10 Million Commitment to COVID-19 Relief
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RACINE, Wis., April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/– With a goal of enabling this generation of children to better protect themselves and their communities, SC Johnson and Save the Children are partnering to educate and enable children worldwide to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This new partnership will focus on helping children and their loved ones respond to this and future public health threats.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Free Technical Training for Chileans

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December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Minera El Abra, in partnership with the Mining Talent Veins program of Fundación Chile, and with the support of the Municipality of Tocopilla, provided free certified training in welding and solar panel installation. The goal is to increase the employability of community members.

The courses provide theoretical and practical knowledge in welding. Participants are also trained in the assembly and maintenance of photovoltaic solar installations and quality and safety regulation compliance.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Technical Training Programs Prepares Indigenous Papuans for Careers in Mining

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October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hiring talent from regions where Freeport-McMoRan operates allows the company to incorporate local cultures and knowledge into its business systems while supporting local economies.

The company has created tailored training programs to help reach this objective.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Prepares Indigenous Community Members for Careers in Mining

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Freeport-McMoRan’s local stakeholder engagement and social investment objectives include formal interactions with indigenous peoples in traditional communities of Alto El Loa in Chile.

To complement the Indigenous Peoples Employment Program established in 2017, El Abra started a new apprenticeship program to provide work experience to students who have completed post-secondary education. Seven communities participate in the Indigenous People Employment Program and by the end of 2018, more than 50 members of neighboring communities were employed by El Abra.

All for One and Tech for All

TechSoup equips communities with the innovative technology they need to build a more equitable planet.
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From One to Many
In the minds of nonprofits and corporate tech leaders alike — from San Francisco to Sicily, and Sri Lanka to Senegal — TechSoup nourishes social causes through innovation.

In 1987, Daniel Ben-Horin came up with the idea to create a technology mentoring system to help nonprofits and schools. Today, TechSoup enables the social sector with the technology essential for improving lives worldwide.

VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa

Summary: 
  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

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  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

Duke Energy Partners with S.C. Technical College System to Expand Lineworker Training with $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future
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  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future

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