After this initial phase, the second phase gives these young people and students from ‘second-chance’ schools the opportunity to begin a two-year Dual Training in the workplace programme. A training model that combines the opportunity to work in the construction and energy installations sector, which is currently in great demand, with training in classroom-workshops to obtain installer qualifications that, in the medium term, will improve their job prospects and help them find better quality jobs.
The Dual Training programme combines employment and training on an alternating basis, for example: 1 week of training and 3 weeks of on-site work. Thanks to the commitment and involvement of the Avintia Foundation, young people will have the opportunity to work on Avintia Group construction sites as employees of the company Aclimar.
Through training-apprenticeship contracts, the figure of the “Apprentice” is recovered. Young people hired become student apprentices, since while they are trained in level 2 professional certificates (depending on the business’ needs), they put into practice what they have learned by working on site and progressing as professionals.
To implement this initiative, the Norte Joven Cultural Association carries out a “Pre-Apprentice” selection process with students from its own centres and young people from the Region of Madrid from other social entities and ‘second-chance’ schools who are sufficiently prepared to take advantage of the Dual Training programme.
The classroom-workshop training will be provided by the Agremia Technical Training School, on a fully face-to-face basis, through different level 2 Professional Certificates directly related to the energy installations sector, in conjunction with support and monitoring provided by the Norte Joven Association.