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The POETA Center, a space of opportunities for the youth

To provide a space in which young people with few resources could develop their potential and talent as well as be formed with the skills that will enable them to face a future with hope. This was the objective of the Trust for the Americas, AES Domininicana, AES Dominicana Foundation and Microsoft, when opened, in 2011, the Center POETA (Partnership in Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas).

In less than three years, some 720 youths have benefited from free access to the Internet, training in the use of information technology, communications and self-employment modules that encourage entrepreneurship.

In 2013, trainers from the National Institute of Agrarian and Social Formation (INFAS) received a workshop on quality, human resources, ethics & safety and the environment. This workshop was conducted by the AES Dominicana expert staff in order for trainers to become agents in the training offered at the Center POETA to young people in vulnerable conditions.

In the project, which was conceived by the Trust of the Americas Foundation (an affiliate of the Organization of American States), AES Dominicana expert staff also provides technical training on topics related to electric power generation, transmission and use of natural gas , following international standards with which the company operates.

The POETA Center is an example of the commitment of  AES Dominicana and the AES Dominicana Foundation to act as a strategic partner of the country to promote development and create wealth for its people.