Pole Emploi, the Local Mission and the Communauté d’agglomération Roissy Pays de France (through the PLIE) independently of each other have people in difficulty referred to them and then refer them the Moussy-le-Neuf integration site if it is judged appropriate. Candidates are required to submit an application to the integration association Equalis, which is in charge of the site.
Candidates are then referred onwards to Equalis, where, during group information meetings or individual interviews, the Moussy integration project is presented in detail and their recruitment to the programme is confirmed or not. Afterwards, the Moussy project manager welcomes the candidates, discusses informally with them their expectations, both in terms of acquired skills and personal development, and shows them the activities of Moussy’s project on the ground.
The practical training takes place on the communal lands made available to Equalis and Chatelain Maraichage.
Social workers and instructors with specialist expertise in market gardening from Equalis and Chatelain Maraichage deliver the practical training.
The participants work 26 hours per week and spend one day per week focusing on reintegration (soft-skill training, CV, languages). They also benefit from regular theoretical group training session, focused in particular on technical aspects of market gardening.
On-the-job training is of several types :
Processing will be also an option in the future, since the municipality is planning to build a vegetable processing workshop.
Regarding the duration, the training can last three to eight months depending on the pathway followed.
The participants are supervised and followed on a daily basis by the social workers of the Equalis association, in co-operation with staff from the municipality.
Individual progress reviews also take place. This allows individual participants to receive feedback about their progress and to give their points of view on the training. .
The IMAGINE offer locally has been co-designed across a local partnership comprising the municipality of Moussy-le-Neuf working in a reciprocal and equal relationship with Pole Emploi, the Mission Locale and the Communauté d’agglomération Roissy Pays de France (through the PLIE) for the purposes of recruitment and with Chatelain Maraichage and Equalis for the training elements of the project.
Meetings take place at the beginning of the training programme with each individual participant where the young people can discuss their expectations, gain an overview of the training possibilities and choose to focus on a type of training.
There are further progress review meetings during which participants are given feedback about their progress and can share their own views on the training and what they want to see improved with a view to being able to better plan their remaining time on the programme and beyond.
The young people are supported beyond their time on the training by all the partners involved.
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