The "Ecoles de production" offer young people between the ages of 15 and 18 qualifying training based on the teaching method of "do it to learn".
Students learn a job by making products or offering services, responding to real customer orders.
There are 34 production schools in France, that prepare 930 students for state vocational diplomas (CAP, BAC pro or professional certifications).
The Renault Foundation supports these schools, which enable young people who have dropped out of school to train for jobs in which recruitment is difficult, particularly in the automotive sector.
In concrete terms, the Foundation provides training equipment (milling machines, workbenches, exhaust gas extractors, etc.) to two "Ecole de production" in Lille and Lens in the automotive section, in the Groupe Renault’s employment catchment areas. This new equipment facilitates the daily work of the students and their teachers in the workshops.
The association is mainly known for its main activity on food assistance. But it is above all the privileged point of contact to allow an accompaniment towards autonomy. “Les Restaurants du Cœur” thus offer a global support to the people they welcome: help with housing, access to rights and justice, reintegration through employment...
They provide comprehensive and personalized support to re-mobilize job seekers around their professional project within workshops or inclusion projects. However, 40.2% of the people who enter the inclusion projects say they have difficulty getting around: without driving licence, without a car, or without access to public transportation in rural areas.
It is in this context that "Les Restaurants du Cœur" offers employment support to its beneficiaries. The Renault Foundation wanted to participate by co-financing 300 driving licence.
"Initiative France" is a network of local associations, that welcomes business creators in need throughout France, evaluate their project and finance it with an interest-free, collateral-free honorary loan.
92% of companies are still in business three years after their creation.
In 2019 - 40% of project leaders were women.
The Renault Foundation is supporting the creation of a program to help women in the city's Priority Neighborhoods to set up their own businesses. It also supports "Initiative France" in strengthening its actions in the field and helping with women entrepreneurship (awareness-raising, information, financing, support).