As a result of the experience at the Build Better Professional Training Center, supported by the Odebrecht Foundation, Ariângelo Pereira and Marcos Brasileiro, both age 22, enrolled in the Civil Engineering course at a college in Salvador, Bahia, and were allocated to work at Hangar, an Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias (OR) development.
“I’m ready to assume a new challenge, which will contribute positively toward the training received at the center,” said Pereira. “In the end, I’ll return to my region and apply the knowledge acquired,” he said.
The opportunity for insertion at OR took place during the “Social Responsibility and Sustainability” module of the Organization’s Engineering and Construction Entrepreneur Development Program (PDE), in 2011. On the occasion, Pereira met Paulo Carvalho, the project’s Administrative-Financial Manager, who agreed to support him when he completed his training at Build Better.
“Everyone needs opportunities for development,” said Carvalho. “This strengthens the virtuous cycle of knowledge, which brings, among other results, the generation of jobs and income. This is what is happening now for these youth. Ariângelo and Marcos are living proof of transformation and inclusion with dignity. I’m happy to be able to be a part of this story of overcoming and success,” said Carvalho.