Schneider Electric and its Foundation (www.fondation.schneider-electric.com) announced the creation of Schneider Electric Teachers. This non-governmental organization aims to promote volunteering of current and retired Schneider Electric employees in partner organizations of the Schneider Electric Foundation, dedicated to teaching and professional training within the energy field.
Schneider Electric Teachers’ role is to link partner organisations of the Schneider Electric Foundation with volunteers, current or retired employees of Schneider Electric. For this, a dedicated website (www.teachers.schneider-electric.org) was created: missions are posted by partner organisations¹, and then offered to pre-registered volunteers whose profile meets search criteria. Schneider Electric Teachers then organizes contacts, provides pre-departure training, takes in charge the organization and bears the costs for transport and accommodation.
The Schneider Electric Teachers Association is planning to develop its activities mainly in new economies (Africa, China, India and Brazil, during 2012). This initiative is an extension of the commitment undertaken by the Schneider Electric Foundation, which has 120 delegates in 70 countries and has already supported 150 projects worldwide.