When information about jobs goes to young people through the streets of Occitanie

Since the beginning of the school year, the Occitanie Region has launched an innovative project: Orientation Mobile Homes. This roving information point should traverse the territory to meet young people, especially in isolated areas.

To put it simply, it’s a big bus. In detail, the vehicle carries tools and personnel and has only one destination: to ensure that the orientation is not a one-way street. Allow information to travel closer to young people. Help pave the way for the future. Since the beginning of the school year, the Maison Mobilité de l’Orientation concept – MOM, that’s its name – has designed an innovative course, under the impetus of the Occitanie Region.

“Made to order” and “go to”

The mother moves as close as possible. Direct boarding for young people, destination to discover crafts.
DR Sofiane Bensizerara/Occitanie Region

Since 2018, the community has been responsible for a new skill: information on occupations (guidance remains a favorite area of ​​National Education). From the beginning, she gave herself a guide: “We wanted to be adapted to answer the question of the integration of young people into employment, but also the question of information about jobs, which does not reach them., poses Kamel Çibli, vice president of the district council, delegate for education, youth, sports and orientation. The chosen one is known for a grand tour of the Occitan youth seven years ago. “move right”such was already the key word. “Everywhere I realized that the first concern of young people is orientation. It’s the future! It is the main concern of young people and therefore also of parents”..

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The sign, no doubt, of the failures in the current system. But Kamel Çibli is not the type to accuse the national friend. It would be a waste of time when it comes to pressing the accelerator: “There is no need to make big sentences about it. Today we must be given the freedom to do this work with young people. We are in contact with the territories, we must allow ourselves”. Therefore, the Region wishes to chart its course with, “Rocket First Stage”this big bus that started at the beginning of the school year.

Virtual reality and real advisors

Virtual reality headset, good for projecting yourself in trade.

Virtual reality headset, good for projecting yourself in trade.
DR Sofiane Bensizerara/Occitanie Region

The idea is not new: it has already been tested, for example, within the counterpart of Auvergne-Rhône Alpes. On board the vehicle there are of course flesh and blood advisers, but also computer tools of the future, well seen by young people, such as virtual reality headsets: work, as if we were there… Both entertaining and educational.

Plus, provided by Occitan MOM on behalf of this comprehensive discovery of professions: about fifty videos are available, “created by young people for young people”and so “Simple and very easy to understand”. “It is a way to understand the reality of professions, in the space of 30 seconds to two minutes”. Incidentally, the Region wanted “Adapt according to territories”expanding markets in tension in the serviced sector. “The idea is to discover trades that exist, but also that are being integrated into the territory”, insists Kamel Chibli. Sometimes professionals are brought on board to testify.

MOM aims to cross the region, in all departments, “two to three times a year”. It is found in markets or in front of schools, passing by “event”, with special attention paid to it “isolated rural areas and priority neighborhoods”. It travels according to demand (associations, municipalities, high schools, faculties, etc.) and success is certain, according to the vice president: “The impact is very positive, we are in high demand”. In short, it revolves …

Back to college, first

On board, very real advisors.

On board, very real advisors.
DR Sofiane Bensizerara/Occitanie Region

stay “The second stage of the rocket“. To reach even wider and closer, the Region will ensure that trades knock on the door of colleges and high schools and can enter them. “We have planned to go and present professions in institutions, in relation to professional branches and consular chambers, but also teachers. It never existed. School-business weeks are of course organized, but this is the first time that young people will be able to discover trades without having to travel.”enthuses Kamel Chibli.

Again, the focus will be on “sectors in tension”with the desire to twist the a priori illegal neckss. “In the region, this is not only about the so-called manual trades. It is also difficult to recruit engineers, degree plus five. It is also about the promotion of sectors, so that our young people can recover some professions for which they have a fixed image. The construction industry, for example, is not just about laying bricks. There are different trades”.

The community, responsible for secondary schools, is pleased that it can now do so “Back to College”. “It’s primordial!calls Kamel Chibli. The state is in the process of experimenting (orientation) in the fifth (via the Parcours d’avenir device, editor’s note). We’ll test the 5th, the 4th, the 3rd and see which audience is the most engaged. Knowing that the idea is not to guide them by force, but to give them good information about the trades”. A good luggage to start the journey.

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