The local businesses, a key partner on the labour integration of young people at risk of exclusion

igma3bookletIt is a fact that nowadays the employers become more and more reluctant to employ young people. Why is that? Primarily in most cases youngsters are inexperienced. The academic qualifications that they might have often do not meet the labour market needs, which demands skills and competences rather than academic knowledge on the subject.

This leads to a clear mismatch between supply and demand in job vacancies in the labour market; between what companies ask for and what job applicants have to offer. Especially if the young adults are coming from a difficult environment or belong to groups at risk of social exclusion.

It is common to hear the complaints of employers encountering difficulties in hiring the appropriate people, something that is quite surprising taking into account the high levels of youth unemployment that our society shows.

Another issue that seems to affect the employers’ reluctance for employing young people is the wrong attitude, as shown in many surveys. In attitude are included values such as responsibility, autonomy at work, versatility, adaptability, learning capacity. Some employees say that they value these qualities even more than experience and training.

Be that as it may, the problem is there. There is a considerable gap to the expectations and needs of potential employees and employers. And finding the solution is highly beneficial for both parties, that is what igma3 is here for!!!

If you are a company or employer, you might be interested on knowing more about the igma3 methodology for job integration of young people with difficulties:

Employer igma3 brochure

 

DOCUMENTA AND SANTURBAN PRESENTED THEIR COLLABORATION IN THE MINGLE PROJECT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE

RuedaDePrensa07.08.18Documenta and Santurban (the Development Agency of the City of Santander) presented the MINGLE project (Generating Social and Human Capital for Third Country Nationals TCNs) during the press conference organized by the public entity the last 7th August. In the call, which was attended by the media of the region, the characteristics and actions to be implemented throughout the two-year period in which it is set were presented.

The person in charge of the presentation was Javier Farto, President of Documenta, accompanied by María Tejerina Puente and Ana María González Pescador, Councillor for Family, Social Services, Immigration and Development Cooperation, and Councillor for Economy, Finance, Employment and Business Development respectively. They also presented the official image of the program, which will be disseminated throughout the city with the aim of attracting potential participants in the activities that will be carried out.

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Publication of the fifth newsletter

We present the 5th edition of the Job Broker e-zine Newsletter: Developing skills and learning JOB BROKER in the EU.

After 3 years of work, the Erasmus + Job Broker project comes to an end. On the occasion of the conclusion of the project, the different partners met in Vienna on days 5th and 6th of July to close the last pending issues and discuss what the next steps to take should be. In this same line, previous to this meeting, a final conference was held under the headline “Job Broker” the conference looked at the new role and understanding of Job Brokering services and defined a job profile that merges the traditional roles of Job Agents and Counsellors.

All these issues are described in depth in the newsletter, which we invite you to read in this press release, for further information, click here.

DOCUMENTA ATTENDED AT THE SECOND TRANSNATIONAL MEETING OF THE MINGLE’S PROJECT

MINGLEsegundareunionDocumenta attended at the second transnational meeting, which was celebrated in Uppsala (Sweden) the last 12th and 13th of July. The program is aimed to promote the integration in long term for Third Country Nationals people in the host community, creating bonds between local agents through exchanging cultural experiences. Participants will be trained in language skills, working on political, social and institutional trust, and mentoring sessions will take place responding to an individual needs.

People from all the organizations which working together in the implementation of the project assisted at the meeting, where they specified the best strategies for the best way in which the project should be continued to have a great impact on society.

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