Fruit of the Loom, Honduras, Honors New Group of Graduates to Close 2015
Fruit of the Loom, Honduras, held a graduation ceremony at the Honduran Arab Club in San Pedro Sula for sixty associates who recently received their high school diploma through the local Instituto Hondureno de Educacion por Radio (IHER) Educational Program. The program was first implemented by the Company in 2012, providing opportunities for employees in all Fruit of the Loom Honduran facilities to complete their education and to exhibit the spirit of excellence.
The event was attended by Werner Oberholzer, VP of Manufacturing for Honduras; Graciela Dubon, Human Resources Manager for Honduras; Nadia Morales, CSR Manager for Honduras; plant managers of the Confecciones Dos Caminos, Jerzees Buena Vista, Manufacturas Villanueva and El Porvenir facilities; and all eighty-seven volunteers who facilitated the program at the plants. Oberholzer received a plaque of special recognition for his support and ability to successfully develop the IHER Educational Program in the local facilities. Associate Marlin Hernandez of Confecciones Dos Caminos was recognized for highest GPA of class 2015.
Since its inception in 2012, a total of 229 Fruit of the Loom, Honduras, employees have received their high school diplomas as part of the program. The program runs for 10 months, divided quarterly, with four classes offered each quarter. Classes include Honduran history, math, chemistry, biology, physics, Spanish, English, social science and the arts, and are taught by Fruit of the Loom volunteers outside of operating business hours. Each student must also participate in a Community Service project to graduate. Click here to read more.