Mobile workroom for disadvantaged adolescents - Austria

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The project converted a mobile container into a spectacular learning and meeting space to cooperate with companies and young people and improve job opportunities.
 

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Project summary: 

The work group between the Local Action Group Zeitkultur Oststeirisches Kernland and the Chance B Group, under the RDP provides an original approach to combatting increasing youth unemployment for underprivileged young people and a lack of apprentices in handicrafts. The project uses technological and social innovations to increase employability. 
A container has been converted into a spectacular learning and meeting space, designed to generate curiosity and establish contact between young people and companies. As a ‘mobile chance’, it encourages positive changes in disadvantaged adolescents and promotes technology, talent and tolerance.

Project results: 

A new educational infrastructure and career orientation service. 
The project involves cooperation with 40 schools, the regional offices of the Austrian economic chamber and public employment service, school quality management, as well as educational organisations and professional associations.
Over 30 small, medium, and large firms within the Oststeiermark Region offer internship positions. In addition, teachers and expert supervisors work with the adolescents.