INDEVCO signed a one-year agreement, renewable upon written mutual agreement, with IECD on Wednesday, 26 October 2022 at INDEVCO Headquarters in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. As part of this agreement, INDEVCO will train and develop the skills of IECD students from three technical schools in Edde, Cortbawi, and Ajaltoun located in Keserwan-Jbeil area.
INDEVCO will visit the schools to give the students empowering sessions on how to succeed and thrive in the business world. INDEVCO will also open its doors throughout the year for the students to visit its manufacturing plants for a better understanding of the working environment.
Furthermore, INDEVCO will provide internship programs for technical students to help them acquire and develop hands-on experience. Based on performance, these students will be eligible for full-time employment at INDEVCO companies.
The agreement happened in the presence of INDEVCO HR leaders, member company General Managers, and Vice Presidents, IECD Country Director, Project Manager, and Coordinator, and Directors and Employment Officers from each of the technical schools.
INDEVCO’s collaboration with IECD will help strengthen youth knowledge and skills, preparing them to the workplace and increasing their employment opportunities in line with our commitment to empower youth.
As a diversified manufacturing group, INDEVCO produces corrugated, paper, and plastic raw materials and packaging, jumbo tissue rolls, consumer and away-from-home disposables, renewable energy solutions, converting machinery, and CNC machined parts. With sustainable development as a major driver, INDEVCO is dedicated to integrating environmental sustainability in operations, from raw material and energy efficiency to waste management and emission reduction.
The group also heavily engages communities and launches social initiatives to address key UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Headquartered in Ajaltoun, Lebanon, INDEVCO employs over 10,000 people in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the US in over 40 manufacturing plants and 40 commercial companies.
The IECD is a development aid organization that operates in fifteen countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in the Near East & North Africa region, in the Indian Ocean and in South-East Asia.
Since its creation in 1988, the IECD and its teams have pursued their mission of “Sowers of the future” in the field. Entrepreneurs in human and economic development, they build, with local partners, environments favorable to the revelation of each person’s talents. The ambition of the IECD is to provide beneficiaries with the essential know-how to improve their living conditions, become responsible actors in their country and contribute to making society fairer.
The IECD has developed recognized expertise in three areas of intervention: Education, Training & professional integration, and Entrepreneurship. At the same time, since 2006 the IECD has been fighting a fight close to its heart: sickle cell disease.