Giving a second life to wood waste

“Le mobilier de 2mains”

France
A qualifying training course to train vulnerable jobseekers to repair furniture.

“Le mobilier de 2mains”

Project leader
logo Le FOYER NOTRE-DAME DES SANS-ABRI

Duration of the partnership
2017-2019

Location
France

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The project goals

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 Beneficiaries

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 benefits

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.

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This project is important for several reasons:

The environmental aspect, focusing on reuse to reduce the quantity of waste;

The job training aspect, with hands-on skills training by trained professionals leading to certification;

The multi-partner aspect, involving Ecomobilier for the reuse sector, UNAMA for training courses, Le Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri with its employees, and the Maisons du Monde Foundation, which provides multi-year support and engages its customers in the project via the Arrondi round up at the register program. »

Patrick Fontanel Job training project leader
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Project leader Le FOYER NOTRE-DAME DES SANS-ABRI

The Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri was created in 1950 to provide support and shelter to disadvantaged, isolated and excluded individuals and families. The organisation serves the most vulnerable people, those who have no home, no work, no income and who are deprived of their basic rights.
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