Training and job placement as tools for inclusion and social transformation
Methodological bases of socio-educational intervention
At Gentis we work for equal opportunities through participation in the labor market and access to training, and we are inspired by various models of intervention: Employability by Skills model, Second Chance Schools model, and Community Care model focused on the Person.
We have a commitment to social inclusion with particular values that represent the desire to overcome exclusion and promote participation. And this desire represents the fundamental principle of our action.
The skills model takes on special relevance when adapting the support processes to socio-labor insertion designed by and from the different orientation and insertion devices that are developed in the entity. The reason: This model allows
that people recover their own resources and can transfer them and put them into practice in the development of a specific occupation.
The Second Chance School is integrated into the “Lo Pont” Adult Training Center, a living learning space that functions as an integrated center with one dimension connected to the Department of Education and another to the Department of Work, Social Affairs, and Families.
However, “Lo Pont” is a decentralized educational center focused on the return to the education system or job insertion and the improvement of transversal and emotional skills of young people between 16 and 24 years old who have suffered premature abandonment of their studies or school failure. It has several decentralized care points (Deltebre, Amposta, Roquetes, La Sènia, Alcanar, Gandesa, and Móra d’Ebre) where GESO, CAM, and CPPCGS trainings are given, and PFIs, as well as programs of the Service of Occupation of Catalonia, such as New Opportunities and First Opportunity for young people who migrate alone, as well as a catalog of professional certificates.
The objectives of these actions are:
- Act in a transversal, integrative and interdisciplinary manner to improve the social conditions of the groups served.
- Foster co-responsibility and active commitment with users and different social agents involved.
- Respond to new needs through preventive actions.
- Facilitate greater integration for families with the most social disadvantage in order to avoid social fracture.