Integration week: an example of successful professional integration in Toulouse

On this Tuesday 12 October, as part of the Integration Week in Toulouse, the Departmental Directorate for Employment, Work and Solidarity (DDETS), the OFII and the Mission Locale gathered in the National Agency for Adult Vocational Training (AFPA).

They met the people in charge of the HOPE programme and four refugees from Afghanistan, Sudan and Guinea.

The HOPE programme (Accommodation, Orientation and Pathway to Employment) is intended to support refugees employment through vocational training in jobs in short supply and work experience in companies. This program also aims for their integration in the society in particular by providing them with French language training. To find out more about this programme, consult our previous article: The territorial directorates of the OFII and its partners in favour of integration.

The four refugees we met followed a training as formworkers, specialised in the use of reinforced concrete for building construction sites.

With help from the France Horizon association, AFPA’s objective is to work upstream on the search for housing and to teach autonomy for the management of bills and other tenants obligations.

Thanks to this device, the trainees can have accommodation at the end of their training and quickly become autonomous.

To find out all about the events organised throughout the week throughout France, consult the interactive map proposed by the Ministry of the Interior : Integration week, from 11 to 15 October 2021

Be sure to follow the event on Twitter: #SemaineIntégration

And for more information on the Republican Integration Contract, see our dedicated section:

Reception & integration