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The Red Cross and the FSG present the “Learning by Doing” Programme to the media, a labour inclusion initiative for young people. [editar]

In its first edition, the Programme has procured contracts for the 50% of the participants

18/11/2014
Spanish Red Cross and Fundación Secretariado Gitano

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The aim of this programme, an innovative initiative carried by the Red Cross and the FSG for the labour market inclusion of young people between the ages of 18 and 30 in risk of social exclusion, is to combine theoretical training with practical experience within an authentic labour environment thanks to the involvement of more than 100 companies

 “Learning by doing” is born to respond to the reality of a part of the youth: low qualified young people with an unemployment rate of 64%, belonging to low resources families that have to face several obstacles, as discrimination.

The main conclusion of the results presented to the press, show that the labour market inclusion of the young people in high risk of social inclusion is possible, if specific actions are put in place. 553 youngsters completed the training pathway in 28 cities, of whom the 50% obtained a job.

Learning by doing is a joint FSG-Spanish Red Cross initiative developed within the framework of the European Social Fund’s Multi-Regional Operational Programme Fight Against Discrimination with the collaboration of “La Caixa” Social Fund. The key is a complete training pathway during several months allowing participants to move through different job posts and work shifts in the same sector guaranteeing versatility among the participants.

Thanks to the involvement of large firms, ‘Learning by doing’ has allowed 553 young people in risk of exclusion to initiate a training pathway with the aim of labour market inclusion.

The role played by the trading sector companies and their distribution was vital to the development and success of the project. Their involvement went over and above offering participants a place to do their practical training. These are companies convinced that employment is the best gateway to social inclusion and they are fully committed to the project from the outset.

Thanks to the involvement of more than 100 companies in this first edition of the Learning by doing programme, 34 projects in 28 cities have been developed, 672 participants of whom 553 have finished the training pathways and 289 have obtained an employment contract. At this initial stage this 289 youth in risk of social exclusion have received a scholarship worth €350 per month, increasing the impact of the programme to their families.

Learning by doing is a joint FSG-Spanish Red Cross initiative developed within the framework of the European Social Fund’s Multi-Regional Operational Programme Fight Against  Discrimination with the collaboration of “La Caixa” Social Fund.

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