The structure and purpose of the training programme has been explained in detail to the social workers of the different CPAS in Namur and its periphery. CPAS staff are in direct contact with young people. They know their personal circumstances and their aspirations as regards employment. They identify the young people they feel might most benefit from participation in IMAGINE, inform them about the training, via a leaflet, and refer them to Paysans-Artisans- and more specifically to a person with responsibility for acting as a personal support to the young people.
Group information sessions also take place in CPAS occasionally. They are organised by the Paysans-Artisans coach and are done in collaboration with the interested CPAS staff. The public is targeted by the social workers. This makes it possible to give general information about the training and to establish initial contact with the potential participants.
Following the referral by a social worker or after a group information session, an individual interview takes place in Paysans-Artisans premises with the coach in order to explain the training in detail. The coach discusses with future participants their motivations, their assets and their preferences regarding the training.
Coaching during the training programme or at the time of entering employment is undertaken by a coach from Paysans-Artisans specially assigned to provide personal support to individual participants. This person follows the young people on a daily basis and is the intermediary between the young people and the producers within the Employers’ group.
In addition, the young people has access to specific support on "mobility" aspects : a mobility plan for each participant is produced, it relates to the various training locations (at the producers’ premises) and to the purchase and provision of folding bicycles (to be combined with public transport) and electric bicycles.
Every two months, Paysans-Artisans, in collaboration with the social workers of the CPAS and the FOREM, undertake individual assessments with participants sessions during which, the young people, the coaches and the social workers from CPAS, share thoughts and feelings about progress, and can give their points of view on the training and what they want to improve – on occasion with the additional input of employers’ group members.
The model is co-produced with all the local partners as shown on Page 4 and the co-production is now implemented in the training with the participants as well :
Young people will have the opportunity to move on from the CPAS service offer :
In addition, the certification of training (CICAF certification awarded by FOREM) gives an advantage in entering employment. Financial support by the Mission Wallonne des Secteurs Verts is also made available to employers who hire participants post training.