“Le mobilier de 2mains”
Duration of the partnership
The project provides a qualifying training course on the repair and reuse of wood furniture to vulnerable jobseekers at Le Foyer Notre-Dame Des Sans-Abri. Two Professional Qualification Certificates have been created: “Furniture repair”, and “Furniture repair trainer”.
The system provides quality training to meet the local demand for skilled labour.
Thanks to the partnership with the National Union of Furniture Trades (UNAMA) and Ecomobilier, the employees at Le Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri will receive training for 3 years. The UNAMA will then expand this training course to a dozen social and solidarity economy organisations per year at the national level.
The 60 trainees (15 to 20 per year) trained at the carpentry workshop at Le Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri, the trainee supervisor and the 5 to 10 trainers who will expand their area of expertise.
The project is based on an innovative multi-partner approach to provide vulnerable jobseekers with certified job skills.
Recycling is a sector posting strong job growth. Eventually, the UNAMA training organisation plans to open a continuing training centre in the field, given the significant potential for new businesses, complementary jobs or retraining for furniture workers.