Students from the Corona de Aragón Vocational Training Center visit the Iberdrola Campus in Spain
- The students travelled from Zaragoza to the facilities located in San Agustín del Guadalix (Madrid), where the company has classrooms and workshops that contribute to professional development.
- The campus represents the energy group's commitment to technology, R&D and collaboration with technology centers as levers to lead the energy transition.
A group of students from the Centro Público Integrado de Formación Profesional Corona de Aragón, in Zaragoza, visited Iberdrola's Innovation and Training CampusExternal link, opens in new window. in San Agustín del Guadalix (Madrid), which represents the energy group's commitment to technology, R&D and collaboration with technology centers as levers to lead the energy transition, the green recovery of the economy and the employment and employability of young people and senior professionals in sectors of the future.
The students, belonging to the Mechatronics, Electrotechnical and Automatic Systems and Industrial Chemistry cycles, were accompanied by Amalia Aguilera, from the management team of the Corona de Aragón center, and by Iberdrola's Institutional Delegate in Aragón, Alfredo del Tiempo.
Amalia Aguilera stressed that in the CPIFP Corona de Aragón "we are very committed to innovation, digitization and excellence in the training we offer and for this reason we are very proud to belong to the Iberdrola Digital Community. Being able to participate in the training experiences offered by the campus is a magnificent opportunity for students to learn and experiment with the latest technology in the electricity and renewable energy industry". It should be noted that the educational center trains students by adding specialized tools such as drones for application in power lines and grids.
For Alfredo del Tiempo, "our commitment to Aragón is reinforced in all areas. We want to give a boost to vocational training to enable our young people to reach the highest levels of employability and specialization, providing them with the training tools offered by the campus. Aragonese society demands qualified jobs and, in the future, it will do so even more, so Vocational Training is a key aspect for the development of Aragonese industry and economy, and at Iberdrola we are aware of this".
Renewable energy training and sustainability benchmarking
The campus facilities include classrooms and workshops to contribute to the professional development of young people in the electricity sector. One of the initiatives carried out at the complex is the Youth Plan aimed at vocational training students and graduates in Spain.
This programme consists of six independent modules dedicated to the main activities in the electrical sector, describing the wide range of possibilities in terms of career opportunities.
The Iberdrola CampusExternal link, opens in new window. in Spain is a 180,000 m complex2 with state-of-the-art facilities that is made up of a set of functional, sustainable and independent buildings that are interrelated by means of an upper covering that flies over the buildings. This cladding or canopy generates an indoor bioclimate that reduces the production of hot and cold water for cooling and heating the buildings by minimising the thermal load generated on the façades. This also leads to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The Campus also has measures in place to reduce water consumption. A system has been set up to collect rainwater for use in irrigation and washing down the complex, as well as a system for collecting and treating grey water from the residence hall for sanitary use. It also has an installation of 100 kW photovoltaic panels for self-consumption and a solar thermal system for the production of domestic hot water with a surface area of 400 m2, as well as 60 charging points for electric vehicles.
These sustainability innovations have earned the Campus LEED Gold 2009 certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the world's most widely used green building rating system and recognises buildings with high levels of health, efficiency and cost savings.