The support of each project by an Air Liquide Group employee makes it possible to have a real follow-up of each local development project and to involve the Company employees in the Foundation missions.
The Foundation supports the pedagogy of Production Schools: doing to learn. The young people, accompanied by their "master-professional" teacher, are trained on real orders placed by customers. At the end of their training, 50% of them choose to continue their studies while the others choose to enter professional life with a hiring rate close to 100%.
The Foundation supports the following French associations Juralternance (Dole), Icam production schools in Nantes & Boisard (Vaulx-en-velin).
The Air Liquide Foundation is helping the association Handicap Travail Solidarité to develop its project to transform unsold bread within an ESAT (vocational rehabilitation center). The Solipain project starts near Nantes (west of France) with 8 disabled workers and is intended to be spread throughout France.
The association Femmes A.C.T.I.V.E.S. supports people who are far from employment through concrete actions of socio-professional support and training. It wishes to extend its sewing insertion project. To this end, the Air Liquide Foundation is enabling the creation of a solidarity haberdashery.