Working group set up by municipalities with second chance schools

Municipalities with second chance schools have created a workgroup to produce a document calling on the Government of Catalonia to develop specific regulations for centres designed for young people who neither study nor work, helping them to get specialised training and find jobs.

06/05/2019 16:42 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The municipal councils making up the group correspond to Barcelona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Boi de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat and Sant Adrià de Besòs. The first meeting of the Spanish Association of Second Chance Schools also involved the Fundació El Llindar, a leading organisation in the creation and management of these types of schools.

The municipal councils will be taking part in a working day in the autumn to produce a working document which will be passed on to the Ministry of Education at the Government of Catalonia, the authority responsible for education, to develop a specific regulation as at present there are none.

The meeting will also be a chance to propose amendments to increase resources and prevent children in vulnerable situations from dropping out of education.

Second chance schools in the city as from the next school year

The next school year will see the opening of the first publicly owned second chance school in Barcelona in the former primary healthcare centre building in the Navas neighbourhood (Sant Andreu). This new socio-educational service is designed to school young people who are neither working nor studying, helping them to get specialised training and find jobs.

Renovation work on the building will be completed in the summer so that the professional team can move in, ready to start classes in September. The new school year will get under way with an intake of thirty young people.

The school will be free to attend and offer places for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have dropped out of education without finishing their secondary school studies or who have completed school and then given up their studies. Each of them will follow a personalised two-year study plan according to their profile, needs and interests, with a tutor to oversee their training itinerary and the process of labour insertion.

 

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