When Yasmani was presented with the opportunity to be trained in the construction of footings, columns, beams and slabs, he did not hesitate. He knows that in order to stay current and improve in his field of work, training is essential. Yasmani took the six modules that comprised this course offered by UNACEM. The alliance between the training institute and the cement company was promoted by the Construya project in Peru.
His 18 years of experience as a master builder doing so-called confined masonry have provided him with solid field experience. However, Yasmani wanted to learn more in depth about the procedures included in the first stages of construction.
Thanks to this training, Yasmani says he feels more confident in his work and recommends that all master builders be trained.
Yasmani's story is one of the many success stories thanks to the partnership with training entities and companies in the construction sector. In the second phase of the project, more than 4000 construction workers were trained in good construction practices. Thanks to the training, these master builders have improved their construction practices and have become teachers to their peers. The higher quality of their work is reflected in their increased income as a result.
The Construya project is financed by the Hilti Foundation. This project is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, co-financed by the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation).