Scania Argentina made the official launch of the third edition of Conductive, its Professional Training Program exclusively for women. Those interested can now enter www.programamujeresconductoras.com.ar and register by completing their data, for which they will have time until 22 November 2021.
Conductoras, the only program of its kind in Latin America, seeks to reduce the existing gender gap in transportation and contribute to generating gender equality in the sector.
Currently, less than 1% of the national interjurisdictional transport licenses issued correspond to women, and Scania, as a signatory of the Principles of Women's Empowerment (WEPs) of UN Women, will carry out the cycle for the third consecutive year with the aim of professionally training women who wish to be part of the freight transport industry and encourage many others to join this profession.
"We are proud to be able to carry out this third edition of Conductoras, a Program that changes the lives of participating women", express Andres Leonard, CEO of Scania Argentina. "Professionalization is a tool that offers the possibility of obtaining a decent and quality job, and that is the way in which we believe that people should insert themselves in the labor sector they choose, without gender obstacles", Agregó.
The launch was carried out through a virtual event broadcast live, which was attended by various national officials.
Florence Esperón, responsible for Gender and Diversity Policies of the Ministry of Transport, indicated: “It is a pleasure to accompany Scania again in this Program. To all those women who dare to register, thank you very much, because this cultural change will not only change the lives of themselves, but also of girls and adolescents who can find a place in transport to include themselves in the workplace ".
Likewise, Pilar Escalante, Undersecretary of Equality Policies of the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity added: "The promotion of quality employment and access to historically masculinized sectors, such as the driving of truck transport, has a central role and is necessary to work in economic development with gender equality."
For its part, Pamela Ares, Undersecretary of Inclusion Policies of the Ministry of Labor stated: “From our portfolio we congratulate Scania, since equal opportunities is the vanguard to which we have to go from all sectors. We need more companies that work committed to equality and strengthening training ”.
In addition, this year Scania has the support of three large companies, which are also committed to diversity and inclusion in transport: YPF, ICBC y Quilmes Brewery and Malt, which will be present through the sponsors program.
In this new edition of Conductoras, they will be in total 12 women those who will receive the scholarship provided by the company, which includes the professional driver course taught at the Professional Foundation for the FADEEAC Transportation and in the Scania Argentina Training Center, lodging, transfers and meals.
The program will provide the necessary tools to be able to efficiently operate a cargo transport vehicle, as well as provide a quality service, becoming professional drivers. Its development will be focused on the driving of articulated vehicles, of which Scania is one of the main marketers of its own brand in Argentina.