The importance of the human factor in a company has often been overlooked. The leaders of a business are crucial to fulfill the roadmap that a company has drawn up, but it must not be forgotten that employee performance is fundamental to the overall success of the company.
Entrepreneur Richard Branson has already said it: “Customers don’t come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the customers. “The first step to achieving efficient and loyal employees is to invest and believe in them.
This is an idea for which Grupo Karim’s, a leader in the manufacture of textiles in the Central American region, with presence in countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States, has constantly fought through the Grupo Karim’s Foundation, understanding that the The potential of a future quality worker is also being formed from childhood.
From a holistic perspective applied to all its businesses, the Group implements the vision of its President, businessman Mohammad Yusuf Amdani, regarding the human factor, who considers that the commitment to the success of a company depends largely on the educational level of the professionals demanded by technology companies, to whom Grupo Karim’s seeks to provide its nearshoring services through its Altia Smart City projects, both in San Pedro Sula and in Tegucigalpa.
The leader’s intuition led him to carry out an analysis on the subject in Honduras and the results were categorical: “98% of the students who come to Altia come from private schools and very few from public institutions, which implies that if we generate 4,000 or 5,000 jobs, we do not create enough opportunities for people who graduate from government schools ”.
Grupo Karim’s consolidates the human factor from its foundations
Along these lines, the Group has sought since its inception, and thanks to its multinational influence, to provide quality educational opportunities in various schools in locations as diverse as Pakistan, Mexico, and Honduras. One of those immense opportunities is in the possibility of learning the English language. For this reason, the company signed an alliance with the Government of Honduras to transform public schools into bilingual schools.
Within the framework of the economic boost implied by nearshore businesses, one of the Group’s most important business lines, it has been evident that one of the main tools that allow communication and business of this type within the globalized world is language English.
In Honduras, English language instruction is not available to children in the public system. That is why Grupo Karim’s is the first company to convert public education centers into first-class bilingual schools, thanks to its collaboration with strategic allies.
The essential objective is to guarantee that children and young people receive bilingual training, after which they can have the certificate approved by the Ministry of Education, all of which translates into opportunities to continue paying for the academic and professional future of these young people.
The Group is also working on the creation of a Computer Technology Institute, in which three types of training proposals will be offered, one for six months in which the student will be certified to work in a high-level company, another for two and a half years to obtain the baccalaureate certificate in all computer science majors, and a five-year certificate to achieve a master’s degree.
Half of that population will be awarded a 100% scholarship and must come from public schools, with the added value of 18 months of intensive English. Training and development programs can educate people on new skills, or provide updates on existing skills to improve productivity when entering the world of work.
Investing in workforce development creates opportunities for people to be excited about learning and growth, but it also creates opportunities for building a better society, as people become empathetic and self-aware citizens. connections between them and others.
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