The Novia Salcedo Foundation has rewarded Ihobe, the Basque public corporation under the Basque Government's Department for the Environment, Land Planning, Agriculture and Fisheries, for its work for the professional integration of young people, at a ceremony held yesterday at the Arriaga Theatre of Bilbao and which was attended by the Crown Prince and Princess of Spain.
The award was collected by the Ihobe General Manager, Fernando Barrenechea, who explained that “a country where there is no room for its young people on the job market is a country with no future”. He recalled the initiatives run by the public corporation aimed at training and the professional integration of young people. These include the Ecodesign Learning Centres, the Ihobe Grants and the Future Professional Priorities, Gazte Ekoliderrak, or the Green Job lines, all of which are part of the Basque Employment Strategy.
This series of initiatives have been recognised by the Novia Salcedo Foundation, along with this year's other rewards. There were a total of 31 entries for the foundation awards: four in the People section, twelve in Companies and fifteen in other entities. Ihobe received the award as the best public corporation. In the other categories, the prize-winners were: Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo (“Ad Honores” Award), Rosalía Mera (People), Everis (Large Company), Init (Small Company), and Young Foundation (Organizations/NGOs).
The Novia Salcedo Foundation is a non-profit private foundation that works in the field of sustainability. Its mission is to help young people to achieve social and professional integration.
6 June, 2012.