On April 25, the first edition of the #coachExit project in the province of Cádiz was finalized in the Port of Santa María, Cádiz, an initiative that aims to improve the employability of young people in vulnerable situations. Throughout the two months the program lasted, a total of 23 volunteers from eight companies and institutions participated, such as Acciona, DKV Integralia Foundation, Osborne Group, Mechanized and Aeronautical Assemblies, Northgate Spain, Puerto de la Bahía de Cádiz , Titania and Zambrano Procurators.
These organizations have mentored 23 young people from five social and educational entities: IES Fernando Aguilar Quignon, IES Mar de Cádiz, La Salle-Jerez, SAFA-Jerez and SAFA-El Puerto. The project, which started in the province of Cádiz thanks to the collaboration of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is a corporate volunteer program aimed at companies that seeks to improve the labor integration of young people in vulnerable situations, working on their orientation and motivation to continue your training and improve your chances of finding work.
According to the organization, after passing through the project, 81% of young people approve the course, 93% intend to continue their studies and 88% improve their self-esteem. Exit Foundation trains corporate volunteers in coaching techniques to accompany young people during the process within the company.
The participants are between 16 and 19 years old and are referred by different social and educational entities and institutes, from a situation of risk of early school leaving.
In parallel, companies that want to give their employees the opportunity to participate in a joint action collaborate. For the participants it is an opportunity to see the world of work inside, and to be aware of what the companies in which many of them will end up needing work.