CMI promotes development through education

April 16 2024

At CMI, Corporación Multi Inversiones, we believe that education is a key part of the success and development of people and communities.

In the context of the International Education Day, at CMI we reaffirm our commitment to sustainable development through education, promoting academic growth and development through various educational efforts.

From our Business Groups, CMI Foods and CMI Capital, we implement initiatives with a comprehensive approach to generate lasting sustainable development. To this end, we support our employees and communities through various educational initiatives. At CMI we believe in the opportunity to grow together through education.

Read about some of our most relevant educational initiatives:

CMI Educates

Leading by example in our company, we provide development opportunities starting with our employees, among these initiatives is the Campero Institute, through which thousands of employees have found the opportunity to continue and complete their studies. We seek to generate tools to take advantage of these opportunities through university scholarships, food and study scholarships, improvements in the infrastructure of educational centers, day care centers in communities, alliances and with universities and training.

Campero Institute

It provides basic, intermediate, and higher education to Pollo Campero and Pollo Granjero employees, with the endorsement of the Guatemalan Ministry of Education and with schedules compatible with the employees’ work shifts. Since its establishment in 1992, more than 1,559 students have graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Science and Literature, and more than 530 people have completed the Certification Program in Restaurant Management.

The Campero Institute is part of CMI Educates’ efforts and social action initiatives to provide personal and academic development opportunities for employees as well as for the communities and the environment in which the company operates.

Among the academic support options that the Campero Institute offers to its employees are:

  • Middle School: Secondary education of general culture, basic education by maturity, and basic education by maturity.
  • High School: High school diploma (Bachillerato) in science and literature, High school diploma (Bachillerato) in science and literature by maturity.
  • Courses: Restaurant management, computer science, free English course.
  • University programs: Alliance with Galileo University since 2018, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and
  • Product Marketing Services, Diploma in Administration, Technician in Service Administration.

Training Center

An initiative with an educational and training model to support Molinos Modernos customers and entrepreneurs. Through this initiative, bakery and pastry training is offered, working in alliance with the different CMI brands and products, in order to generate development and enhance the growth of their businesses. To date, the Training Center operates in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, with more than 130,000 people trained in 25 years.

CMI Capital: Life Skills through Education

Through each of its operations in the region, the Energy Unit promotes formal and technical training processes that provide life skills and improve personal development opportunities.

In Guatemala, the following initiatives are promoted: Educational Excellence, Training for Life and Leadership School, which aim to support elementary and high school students, as well as the training of technical and leadership skills for self-employment and employment. In 2021, more than 500 people benefited from both programs. In addition, we support the improvement of educational infrastructure in educational centers.

In Cerro de Hula, Honduras, 800 students have benefited from scholarships. The scholarships not only cover the students’ study expenses, but also include school meals. In Choluteca, Honduras, the Montecillos, Buen Samaritano and Las Minas schools were improved, remodeled and electrified, directly benefiting 186 families. In 2021 alone, 77 scholarships were awarded and school snacks were provided to 475 families.

In Nicaragua, we promote extracurricular activities to promote social and environmental values. Additionally, materials, school supplies and furniture have been donated, benefiting a total of 576 people.

In Costa Rica, 16,914 children and young people in elementary and high school in public schools have benefited from didactic material and technological implements, among others. In addition to support for improvements to educational centers.

In the Dominican Republic, we provided support by supplying educational materials and training women entrepreneurs. Our initiatives reached 7 educational centers and benefited 1,000 people.

Pradera Shopping Centers in Guatemala are also making efforts to promote education. They have organized book collection centers that were later donated to Pradera Vistares and Pradera Xela. The books collected, which were in good condition, were delivered to the San Martín Sacatepéquez Girls’ School in Quetzaltenango.

Fundación Juan Bautista Gutiérrez

The Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation is the social arm of CMI. For more than 37 years, it has supported and improved the living conditions of vulnerable populations, women, boys and girls; as well as support for young people through high-impact health and educational programs. In the area of education, it develops two programs:

University Scholarships

The program was born in the year 2000, at the initiative of Mrs. Isabel Gutiérrez de Bosch, who saw the reality of millions of young Guatemalans who could not access higher education and join the country’s productive sector.

To date, the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation has benefited 413 young people with university scholarships at the best private universities in Guatemala, with 205 graduates in various careers. Currently the foundation supports 208 university students.

My Health…My Responsibility

Comprehensive training program for young people from 13 to 18 years of age where their personal empowerment is sought and provide tools to develop their life plan, it began in the department of Jalapa in 2008 and from there it expanded to the departments of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, San Marcos, Sololá, Escuintla, Suchitepéquez, Retalhuleu, Izabal, Petén and Guatemala.

It is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program of the CMI Energy Unit and Renace Hydroelectric located in Alta Verapaz. The Program received certification from the General Directorate of Accreditation and Certification (DIGEACE) of the Ministry of Education.

Since 2008, the program has benefited 143,918 people, trained 128,331 young people and 14,947 teachers.

At CMI we are sure that education is the path towards the growth of society and the development of people’s maximum potential.