How LinkedIn Learning empowered Gerdau Metaldom, Gerdau Diaco and Cyrgo employees to make learning a habit and shape company strategy

The results

About Gerdau Metaldom, Gerdau Diaco and Cyrgo

Gerdau Metaldom and Gerdau Diaco are two of the main players in the steel sales and distribution industry, with commercial presence and operations in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, serving more than 30 countries in the Americas and Caribbean region. Cyrgo distributes construction materials across the Colombian market. Together, the businesses’ presence is felt across the continent.

The Challenge
●  To provide employees with opportunities for self-development

●  To support employee career progression and personal growth through multilingual courses

●  To engage multiple audiences, with different backgrounds and interests, across a vast continent

The Solution
●  500 LinkedIn Learning licenses, rolled out across strategic audiences within the company

●  Content recommendation for employees in line with company culture, values and performance goals

●  Empower employees to be champions of the platform, selecting leaders in the program to curate content and run study groups across the company

INDUSTRIES : Building Materials
NO. OF EMPLOYEES:  1,001-5,000
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Adolfo de LaRosa
Ingrid Lapaix

What the learners say

“LinkedIn Learning awakens the curiosity within me – when I’m unfamiliar with important topics, I know that knowledge and development are one click away. I just have to search for it and explore a world of possibilities. LinkedIn Learning has contributed heavily to develop different skills such as leadership, communication, innovation and finance in a simple way. It’s been a friendly network that has helped me to overcome many challenges.”


       Jennifer Taveras
 Innovation, Information Technology

Jennifer Taveras

“LinkedIn Learning is a wonderful tool. It has allowed me to access the skills that I need. COVID-19 has disrupted the way we work but LinkedIn Learning has allowed me to develop my remote working skills, because I have been able to access and manage virtual tools (Teams, Office 365, digital documents, Excel, Power BI, among others), to obtain skills in creativity, business acumen, information management and digital transformation. I have achieved positive results that have added value to the objectives set by my organisation.”



Franklin Felix Alcantara
Procurement – Treasury


Franklin Felix Alcantara

“Continuous development is fundamental and necessary; the most pressing example is the current situation, due to the sanitary emergency, which has caused us to adapt to information and communication technologies. LinkedIn Learning is the best tool to acquire knowledge, keep updated, adapt and reinvent yourself to optimise and improve. In my case, to develop communication skills with my team and customers, strengthen the use of technological tools and data analysis, among others. Most importantly, I can share the knowledge and information in a seamless way, much like LinkedIn Learning does also.”


Nelson Enrique Novoa Torres
Lamination, Muña Plant


Nelson Enrique Novoa Torres