Technological Second Chance School
La Rueca

This socio-labor inclusion initiative aims to give opportunities to young people with regulated training dropouts’ profiles, who are outside the labor market, by improving their professional skills through technology.        

Participants are accompanied by a career advisor and an ICT technician that facilitate the creation of networks among them as well as the promotion of intercultural values by including different ethnic groups.

The program is sustainable and scalable, in that the 2nd chance school is a standardized model (see, and in addition, the use of machinery (laser cutting machine, vinyl cutting machine, 3d printer) is widely documented.

The innovative character of this good practice would be that it promotes socio-labor inclusion through the use of ICT as a methodological tool to improve their digital literacy and competencies as well as their ways of digital entertainment. 

Proposal Value for Companies

This project offers the young migrants who reach Spain in search of International Protection an opportunity to put in value their skills and professional experience by training them at the core of the labour market: companies.

The training takes place at the company itself, guided by professionals who have first-hand knowledge of the personal, social and technical skills required to carry out a particular job.

This experience has the potential to be transferred to different geographic contexts dealing with similar target groups. As a matter of fact, CEAR has already replicated and adjusted this model.

This good practice is innovative in that involving companies in young migrants’ training within the labour market, it helps validating their experience and skills both from companies and business sectors.

Hope and active engagement - the method of integrated career counselling for young people

The main objective of this project is increasing NEETs’ educational and professional potential by improving the effectiveness of the services provided by 15 labour market institutions.

Vocational counsellors would prepare young people to choose a profession and design a course of development or further education based on the Hope Filled Engagement (HFE) methodology, which makes use of visual or speaking exercises like drawing, telling stories and discussing metaphors.

The HFE method is popularized and widely used by public advisors and non-public labour market. It was adapted, tested and implemented in public and non-public institutions from the 3 regions of Poland.

The innovative character of this good practice would be that through the HFE model adapts to participants, professionals and institutions, focusing on improving the skills of the formers, the creativity of the professional teams, and providing solutions to the later.

Suburb Startup Guide: FAQ Stimulating creative entrepreneurship to boost a super diverse neighbourhood

The project focuses on young entrepreneurs with a migrant background, as they are the future of Belgian cities, while re-boosting Berchem, a neighbourhood in Antwerp.

By reaching a diverse group of entrepreneurs, with a strong focus on gender-equality, a social-impact is pursued.

This methodology could be scaled up in other regions facing the same challenges such as degradation of suburban areas and an increasingly multicultural society. At the moment they are preparing a toolkit with do’s and don'ts for similar initiatives.

The innovative character of this project would be a learning-by-doing entrepreneurial experience, instead of a typical business incubator program, and highlighting the existence of role models from the suburb with mixed ethnic backgrounds.

Moving 3D machine

Moving3Dmachine is the adaptation of industrial sewing machines for wheel chair users, wich highlights the importance of new technologies for improving the lives of people with diversity. Its main objective is to offer a new way to increase employability of people with disabilities through open 3D technology in the fashion industry.

This product is seen as an open, accessible, affordable and easy to apply option in order to create job positions within the fashion industry, which employs 1 out 6 people.

Its mid-term goal would be to widen the use of this chair in the conventional garment industry, starting with local productions, promoting CSR and compliance with employment quotas reserved for people with disabilities.

The only requirement would be to have a 3D printer, and since users can download it for free at their website, the project is easily scalable and transferable to any company within the fashion industry sector. In addition, this product enables other groups with functional diversity, mostly physical, to make use of it.

Beauty Advisor

This project gathered together a leading company such as L’Oréal Spain and young unemployed women at risk of social exclusion, promoting the socio-labor inclusion of the later through training as beauty advisors.

Taking into account the participants’ profile, their academic level, personal circumstances and difficult life-experiences, re-building their self-confidence with coaching sessions, as well as training their soft skills, seemed key for their employability.

The project has already been scaled up: in 2016 3 trainings took place, there were 4 2017 and they´ll have 5 by the end of 2018. In 2019 they are planning on transferring the model to Barcelona.

The innovative character of this good practice would be that it differs from the usual approach in the beauty sector. It created and prepared a new profile: professionals that have not only expertise but also custom service skills.