The second edition of the Scania Women Drivers Program started

More than 1000 women from across the country signed up to participate.

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Scania began the face-to-face journey of Drivers Program, in its second edition. The 12 participating, who have already completed the modules taught virtually on the e-learning platform, will carry out practical activities training in the Training Center of the Professional Foundation for Transportation, located in Escobar, and in the Scania Argentina Training Center, in Grand Bourg.

With the aim of becoming professional drivers of freight transport, the participants will receive content that will be developed both in simulators and on the driving track and maneuvering yard itself, doing practices in different school trucks.

As an academic institution of the FADEEAC, FPT addresses in this course contents such as cargo stowage, transport legislation, mechanics and prevention of road accidents, among other topics.

“We are very proud to offer this opportunity to women who, otherwise, would not have been able to approach this profession”, express Andres Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina. "We are part of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact, and we are truly committed to the objectives of sustainable development, that is why we promote this project that materializes that commitment, since it promotes quality education and gender equality", Agregó.

The participants of this second edition come from different provinces of the country, such as Mendoza, Santa Fe, Río Negro, Tucumán, Buenos Aires y Neuquén. "Scania is allowing us to access a huge opportunity, because training is the tool that allows men and women to speak the same language", She said Amalia eyebrows, selected from this second edition and from the city of Aguilares, Tucumán, province where Scania has its production plant.

Currently only the 0,41% of the professional licenses issued in Argentina for cargo transportation belong to women. With the aim of closing this gender gap, Scania launched the Driver Program in 2019, the first professional training exclusively for women in this specialty in all of Latin America.

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