The training, recognized as a university extension diploma by the University of Barcelona, aims to be a tool for motivation and training for the socio-labour insertion of these people.
On September 22, 2020, the seventh edition of the pre-labour course Technician in the maintenance of urban gardens, composting centers and gardening (ASSÍS verd) began, promoted by the ASSÍS Reception Center and the UB Solidarity Foundation. Primarily, the training is intended to people in situation of homelessness cared for at the ASSÍS Reception Center and other social entities.
The course, recognized as a university extension diploma by the University of Barcelona (30 ECTS credits), consists of between 250 and 450 hours of theoretical-practical training, and the participating students are accompanied by volunteers, an agronomist and a social educator.
The initiative aims to be a tool for motivation and training for the socio-occupational insertion of people in a situation of vulnerability. To this end, the training program includes the knowledge and practice of orchards and gardens, but also personal and work skills that can accompany the process of access to the labour market. Internships are done in schools, community composting centers, social organizations or companies.
After 6 years of existence and more than 69 students, the ASSÍS Reception Center states that the ASSÍS Verd training has become an effective tool to facilitate socio-labour insertion.
This news is related to the following SDG of 2030 Agenda:
SDG 10. Reduced inequalities
Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.