UCJC is recognised for its work in job market inclusion of people with disabilities

Camilo José Cela University has been recognised by the Alares Foundation as one of the best organisations to help graduates successfully face the post-COVID world of work and for its conciliation, inclusiveness and empathy.

Specifically, it has obtained the award in the Institutions category of the 10th National Awards for Excellence in Job Market Inclusion and the Workplace Health and Safety for people with disabilities.

As the organisation has pointed out in a statement, the awards recognise work in the areas of work/life balance and the promotion of co-responsibility and social responsibility of different institutions, companies, social agents, managers and media, among other categories.

The award has been awarded to 17 organisations among which was Camilo José Cela University. The president of Alares and promoter of the awards, Javier Benavente Barron, emphasised that “only companies that preserve talent, which are capable of adapting, being flexible, working towards the wellbeing of their teams, putting the necessary resources and attention, will have enough muscle to achieve their goals.”

The panel of judges, made up of renowned personalities from the field of conciliation, co-responsibility and social responsibility, selected these entities and social agents taking into account the degree of innovation, the viability of the initiatives to be replicated and their social and business impact.

The event, which took place at the Palacio de Neptuno in Madrid and was attended by the Minister of Finance and Public Function of the Madrid Region, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty and hundreds of others who the awards ceremony online. This edition was held face-to-face and online, with “hundreds” of online attendees and was chaired by their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain.

Camilo José Cela University offers its University Qualification Training in Social and Job Skills, a course created for young people with intellectual disabilities. The course allows selected young people to be part of university life while learning the skills that companies demand today.