The Career Counselling service of Generation 2.0 RED stays up to date with the needs arising, including the best practices identified and the knowledge acquired continuously since 2016, when the service was for the first time addressing the needs of second generation, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-67 years old. Today this service is included in the project “Equality Works ”, implemented under the Active citizens fund program.
The renewed program currently implemented is following a holistic approach to equal access to work and education for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Having always in its core, the one-on-one Career Counselling, the Career Guidance sessions are now reinforced for the people seeking to follow an educational or vocational path, while the attendance at the Job Readiness groups and the Soft Skills Development seminars is encouraged. The informative Labor Rights seminars are complemented by the Advocacy trainings, considered of significant importance towards all kinds of equal access. Last but not least, a new activity, the Peer Learning, offers the opportunity for skills development with the trainers being beneficiaries of the Service, wishing to share their expertise with others.
With regard to self-employment, the Entrepreneurship Counselling was added as an activity in March 2019, and now it is turning to Social Entrepreneurship for Women to cover the needs for training and guidance towards this direction, but also to help women develop the necessary skills in groups.
The Greek lessons, beginners’ and intermediate level, are structured and supportive for the people aiming to be included to any type of work or education, offering the opportunity to prepare for the Greek language exams.
Mentoring for unaccompanied minors is another new and innovative activity aiming to reinforce inclusion of minors to formal education and vocational training but also to prevent early dropout from educational and vocational institutes.
The Career Counselling service, of course, goes hand in hand with the Diversity in the Workplace, consisted of companies and organisations which support actively diversity, and includes under its umbrella of activities, among others, visits to workplaces, announcement of job positions addressed to the Service’s beneficiaries, trainings by the companies on hard skills and informative meetings with beneficiaries on the labor market’s needs .
If you wish to enroll to the program or make a referral, please contact [email protected] mentioning your full name, the language in which you are proficient, your telephone number and your exact request.
The languages supported are the following: Greek, English, French, Farsi, Arabic and Bengali.
Apart from those activities, the service has also online action, with the weekly Job Adverts, which inform on the latest job vacancies from the most popular websites in Greece. Additionally, a great number of job search websites and humanitarian organisations’ career pages have been collected at the Job Search Resources & Volunteering Opportunities, while the Free Educational Programs keep you up to date with non-formal education programs offered by NGOs in Athens.
The Service is supplemented, also, by a number of informative and practical tools which have been created to assist those who wish to navigate smoothly into the Greek labor market, the entrepreneurship landscape of Greece but also into the formal Greek educational system: Infographics, tutorial videos and an Employability Guide are available online, for those residing in Attica but also in other parts of the country.