The “Move your orientation” project will go to eight Loiret colleges by June: what exactly is it?

Arriving this Monday, January 9 in the morning in his yard, the “Move your orientation” project will stay there until Tuesday evening. After the college Jean-Mermoz in Gien in December, it was the turn to benefit from the resident of Orleans Jean-Rostand, more precisely his third grade students.

Financially supported by the prefecture and carried out by the Loiret Chamber of Commerce and Crafts (CMA), the system aims “to support young people who are predestined to integrate a professional sector in September, as well as those who still doubt that the general sector is good for them”.

Orientation and integration advisor at CMA, Stéphanie Bigot, should have joined the eight QPV (city priority districts) colleges by June, at the wheel of what looks like a food truck and this huge inflatable tent set up between schools.

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Three workshops

The project is based on “three workshops of twenty minutes each”. A so-called “mash up” workshop, first, or “a quiz to discover handicrafts (baking, hairdressing, cooking, etc.), then, under the tent, another under virtual reality helmets. The projected images in this way for students “they allow them to immerse themselves in the company, they walk around in different professions, industries, trades…”

In the courtyard of the college Jean-Rostand.

Finally, gathered around “a mysterious master”, the third must guess his craft by asking questions to which “he only answers yes or no, otherwise it would be very simple”. After being updated, “the master explains his journey from the third, which allows young people to project themselves…” continues the project manager.

Stéphanie Bigot will also be able to take the opportunity to reveal to them the local field of opportunities: “The vocational sector in the Loiret has more than 500 training courses for 250 trades related to crafts.”

Even against dropping out of school…

The delegate of the prefect, Thierry Maubert, concludes his speech from the courtyard of the college Jean-Rostand: “The device Move your orientation arrives at their school time, so that, precisely, they do not waste time”, that orientation is avoided. or, even worse, dropping out of school.

During the year, college students who wish to do so can “take advantage of after-sales service, meaning more individual support this time,” to help them perfect their professional project.

Maybe Jacques, 14, will be one of them. Taking off the virtual reality helmet this Monday morning, he realizes that his heart is shaking: “I wanted to be a real estate agent, but it made me turn to logistics.”

CMA will be able until June to help Jacques see his future more clearly if he feels the need.

David Criff

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