Seeds that give rise to new opportunities

Published on Friday, 15 December 2017

“They have given me many opportunities, and many ways of learning, so I could have a better future. This is an excellent project that helps us overcome our difficulties”

– Álvaro Suárez, joven participante del Plan Semilla


Nine months receiving technical instruction in classrooms, so that in the following six months they can put into practice the knowledge acquired in one of our partner companies. In total, 15 months of intense technical training in installation and maintenance of electrical networks, prepares young trainees to be part of our workforce, which is of great importance for the operation of the business.

Additionally, due to the fact that young people largely stop studying for lack of resources, during the whole training process, participants receive a monthly subsidy, which helps them continue educating themselves with us, thus contributing to the reduction of the rate of educational desertion.


Once the training process is completed, 40% of the young participants are hired by our collaborating companies where they carried out their professional internships, so we ensure that they have a job that offers progress and improvements for their families, while increasing the number of qualified workers in the electrical sector.

With the Semilla Plan, from 2014 until now we have benefited 160 young people in vulnerable situations in the areas of Villeta and Gualivá in the department of Cundinamarca and there are 176 beneficiaries in Bogotá. Of these, approximately 30% are women, which reaffirms our commitment to equal opportunities for all people, and we show our interest in increasing the participation of women in the energy industry.

“I feel very proud to be part of this great family that is Enel - Codensa and the Enel Group. They believed in us, and allowed us each to get trained and fulfill our dreams. I want to continue with my studies, keep growing and become a great engineer for the benefit of the clients' needs”

– John Sebastián Vivas Bermudez, Seed Plan young participant