New education centre for young people neither working nor studying, as from 2019-2020

The School of Second Opportunities will help young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who neither work nor study, enabling them to get back to studying and improve their job prospects.

04/03/2019 18:11 h

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The next academic year will see the opening of the first publicly run School of Second Opportunities in the city, housed in what used to be the primary healthcare centre in the neighbourhood of Navas (Sant Andreu), at C/ Capella, 10. The new socio-educational service is aimed at young people who neither work nor study, helping them access the job market by providing them with specialised training. The centre has a budget of 1.2 million euros for the next two years.

Renovation work on the building started this week and is expected to last until August. Once the work is completed, a team of professionals will move in ready to start giving classes in September. The new academic year will start with 30 young people, with the intake gradually being increased up to a maximum of 90 people.

Education and training at the school will be free, available to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who dropped out of school before finishing secondary school or who finished secondary school but gave up studying. A personalised two-year itinerary will be developed for each of them, in line with their profile, needs and interests, and they will have a tutor to help them through the process of training and gaining employment.

The team at the centre will consist of a teaching coordinator and centre director, two educators, one person devoted to labour intermediation, one providing support for training and free-time activities, and a professional providing management support and helping handle contact with the public.

 

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