UPR Employment Training Center partners with Spartans to offer courses – News is My Business

From left to right at the signing: Somar Ramos, center manager, Luis A. Ferrao and Atabei Piñeiro.

The Labor Training Center (CCL) of the University of Puerto Rico, Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, recently announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Spartans Staffing, through which unemployed or Underemployed individuals will be able to receive free professional training and development at Spartans Staffing facilities.

The agreement will allow participants to achieve the professional certifications of their choice, in an environment reserved for the development of work skills. At the same time, it will facilitate the application of theoretical and practical knowledge, the partners announced.

So far, the Río Piedras Campus Vocational Training Center has enrolled 3,456 people since it opened in March 2022.

“For our campus, it is a source of great satisfaction to be part of this agreement which will benefit many unemployed or underemployed people so that they can develop the skills necessary to enter the world of work thanks to the tools offered by this laudable project,” said Luis A. Ferrao, UPR rector of Río Piedras.

“We hope that a significant number of citizens will take advantage of this extraordinary training opportunity. I thank and congratulate everyone who made this initiative possible,” he said.

The goal of the alliance is to help insert into the labor force all those who wish to develop professionally through the preparation they receive through the Labor Training Center, said Atabei Piñeiro, executive director of Spartan Staffing.

“This, by aligning the skills and abilities they acquire – through the course or certification they have chosen – with the various employment opportunities we offer at Spartans Staffing,” she added.

CCL is a free, self-directed distance learning center offering online career development courses and professional certifications to unemployed and underemployed individuals earning less than $29,000 per year.


This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

Milton S. Rodgers