400 youths placed in apprenticeships

Services

Consulting

Project start

Regions

America

Head of International Department bfz gGmbH; project coordinator

Martin Wahl

+49 9281 717714
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Operating Company

Vocational training through football

Vocational training through football

Finding talents in poor areas and bringing them to high level companies for apprenticeships in São Paulo, Brazil.

The bfz gGmbH is working on the GOL project together with the Kolpingwerk São Paulo and companies in Brazil with the aim of enabling socially disadvantaged youths to receive training and jobs through apprenticeships in companies.

As part of GOL (in Portuguese: “Goal!”), the bfz shows the local partners, the Kolpingwerk São Paulo and the participating companies, how to apply new procedures for integrating disadvantaged youths in the jobs market. Football serves as an additional motivation factor – as the sport helps the young to develop important social skills. 

Training opportunities for disadvantaged youths

Socially disadvantaged young people in Brazil often do not have any change of finding a job in an internationally active company. The gap between the reality experienced by the young from slums (favelas) and the corporate world is simply too great. The GOL project aims to close just this gap.

Competence analysis as a basis

The competence analysis by bfz gives the youth job orientation and helps companies to get the right employees. By taking part in professional competence analyses (standardised profiling tests), these young persons get to discover their own strengths and skills. 

The bfz and its local partners can also help successful participants to write their application documents and find a training vacancy or internship. This allows them to convince companies of their skills. In addition, the bfz advises companies on how to work with the target group and how to integrate the GOL project into their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.

The Bavarian State Chancellery is funding the GOL project since 2014.

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