The suggestions they are usually given tend to focus on speeding up the process of retraining and job placement, without having first accompanied the migrant through a process of becoming aware of their own resources and their real marketability.
Such an approach results in resistance and poor efficiency and effectiveness when putting oneself forward in the job market
The model mainly takes place within group sessions and is based on the autobiographical accounts. These accounts are initially conducted in an unstructured fashion, with the aim to view past experiences in a new light.
Following this, the account is then refined in order to identify, describe and note any work experience or specialised training in a reliable and clear format, and therefore highlight any professional skills.
1 interview to build the psychological contract and to introduce the autobiographical account
2 meetings regarding the autobiographical account using the exercise called “My career box”
2 meetings regarding transversal skills
2 meetings regarding the Italian job market and professional training
1 meeting regarding preferred choice of profession and its description
1 meeting regarding job history
1 interview to put together a portfolio
1 meeting to hand over the portfolio, and reflect on the whole process
The guidance lasts between 2 to 3 months, with one or two meetings each week to support the development of a new outlook with regards to their abilities and potential, their marketability in the job market, career planning or reshaping.
Each group of 10 participants is led by an operator who has undergone 6 days of training, and who is supported throughout the trial period by coaching at a distance.