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Students with disabilities graduate from Cancun job training

Cancún, Q.R. — The municipal social system of Cancun has graduated seven new students from its ongoing workers training program for those with disabilities.

Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) says they have seven newly graduated students who are ready to work in the public sector.

María Elba Carranza, director of DIF for the state of Quintana Roo, says that since the beginning of the year, they have had an agreement with a Mexican convenience store chain to train young people with disabilities.

The training involves two months of courses and hands-on work experience. She explained that in order to train the students, DIF has a replica of the convenience store where the students learn operative tasks. She says they work on techniques of service.

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On Friday, seven newly trained students were declared graduated and eligible to work in the convenience store, allowing them the opportunity to get jobs.

The OXXO chain launched the Sixth Center for Labor Training in Cancun whose goal is to “promote the development and employment inclusion of people with disabilities,” said Juan de Vere Rangel, manager of a Cancun OXXO.

It is an initiative of the commercial chain “that allows the habilitation of training rooms that simulate the operation of stores, to promote the development of skills and aptitudes for work among people with intellectual disabilities,” he said.

The other centers are in Monterrey, Mérida, Hermosillo, Villahermosa and Campeche.

“With the opening of the new training center, we reaffirm our commitment to generate social and economic value in every state where we have a presence. Currently, OxXXO creates an environment of integrity, respect and teamwork at a national level for 662 workers with disabilities and, specifically in Cancun, we have 36 employees.”

The state official said that it is necessary for companies to be inclusive and give employment opportunities to people with disabilities, adding that this type of training will be replicated with other companies.