Brussels – Bridgestone has renewed its support for the European Pact for Youth at a meeting to mark the first anniversary of the programme, in Brussels on Nov 24.
The meeting published results and achievements of the first year’s activities, including the setting up of 15,000 business-education partnerships in Europe and offering of more than 84,000 apprenticeships, traineeships and entry-level jobs.
The meeting of European and business leaders was co-chaired by Marianne Thyssen, European commissioner for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility, and Viscount Etienne Davignon, minister of state and president of CSR Europe, initiators of the programme.
“We are committed to making a continued contribution towards increasing youth training and inclusion in the workforce,” said Eduardo Minardi, executive chairman of Bridgestone EMEA, addressing the meeting.
This, he said, includes more than 700 apprenticeships, traineeships and entry level jobs at our sales, retail, R&D and manufacturing sites across Europe under the Pact for Youth.