Orihueca (Coomulbanano) signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement to develop programs of common interest that promote and strengthen integration and interaction, which will allow for the training of young people and adults in the Training Center for Work and Entrepreneurship.
With the signing of this agreement, the Cooperative University of Colombia will be able to use the Training Center for Work and Entrepreneurship, which will allow them to be present in the Zona Bananera municipality, offering all kinds of programs and research projects, consultancies, and courses, that contribute to the productive scaling and the sustainability of the region's banana agricultural industry.
The signing ceremony was held in the meeting room of the Cooperative University of Colombia, and it was attended by the director of the Santa Marta branch, Adriana Santarelli Franco, the Coordinator of Social Projection, Alberto Barros Navarro, the Projection and Extension Coordinator, Maria Elena Gonzalez, the Coordinator of the Public Accounting Research Committee, Marta Eliana Gomez Santrich, the Manager of Coomulbanano, Camelia Estupiñan Mercado, the coordinator of the Training Center, Maria Doris Calvo, a member of the Education Committee, Miguel Marquez, and the representative of the small producers in the Fair Market, Albeiro Cantillo, which is also known as Foncho Bananas.
Thanks to this alliance, the Cooperative University of Colombia and Coomulbanano will be able to carry out joint and articulated actions in different formations, in accordance with the needs and characteristics of the crop, as well as generate innovation and entrepreneurship processes in the productive sector.
The training will be developed in the Training Center for Work and Entrepreneurship, which recently received resources from the Embassy of Japan in Colombia, Coomulbanano, Uniban Foundation, Drummond Ltd, and the municipality Zona Bananera, and has the necessary facilities and equipment for the students.
Currently, this center is under the administration of the Education Committee of Coomulbanano's Cooperative and is used by the National Learning Service (SENA) to train 250 apprentices in technical and complementary careers, such as Supervising banana activities, or a systems, or environmental management technician." These offers are based on the region's demand to generate employment opportunities.