JC-Academy once again offers a transition to paid work

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JC-Academy once again offers a transition to paid work

24-04-2019

This week, six people received their training certificate for having successfully completed the JC-Academy. Thanks to completing this process, they will have a paid job for the first time in a long time. "The intended purpose of the JC-Academy was within three years to help 25 people find a job, and almost 20 people have already started a new career in half that time," says Cor Mulder, training coordinator at JC-Electronics.

A new chance

JC-Electronics is not only concerned with the sale, purchase and repair of industrial electronics. In January 2018 the company opened the JC-Academy in Marum. Here they train people who have difficulty entering the job market.

General Director Jannes Cruiming:

“Based on our motto “what has worked before, can work again” we want to offer people who are sitting at home without work a new chance. JC-Electronics is one of seven business schools which fall under the banner of the so called “Kansrijke Leerweg”.

Growing as people

Participants at the JC-Academy say that they can empathise better with other people and that they have grown during their training as new employees. “I think it is great that you drag us through and have so much faith in us. Thanks to the JC-Academy I have the feeling that I am back in a positive flow” said one grateful participant during the presentation.
 
Participants indicate that they appreciate the fact that the JC-Academy thinks alongside them and considers their individual limitations and qualities. Willy Boonstra, Employment Advisor at the Gemeente Westerkwartier, says that she started  this process six months ago with a fairly large group. "It's great to see that we can help people out of the benefits system by working together with JC-Electronics and Dok 4."

JC-Academy

Participants in the JC-Academy are in most cases unemployed and are tested by Dok 4 for their skills. This provides a profile outlining where their best chances lie. “If the profile reveals an appropriate aptitude, the student is placed within the JC Academy on a learning trajectory for that specific skill. A kind of internship follows later, after which permanent employment is possible at JC-Electronics or elsewhere, "says Mulder.

Pathway

The training process takes between two and nine months. During this period, the participants work on various assignments. The students first learn the basic knowledge in the field of electronics and then corresponding skills such as soldering techniques. If, after a few weeks, it turns out that they like the work, there is increasingly more depth in the work and theory. “You notice that the trainees here really learn a new way of thinking. They regain perspective and learn new skills, "says Mulder.

From left to right : the successful trainees, Willy Boonstra (Employment Advisor at Gemeente Westerkwartier), Hilde Grooten (Training coordinator Dok 4) and Cor Mulder (Training coordinator JC-Academy).
From left to right : the successful trainees, Willy Boonstra (Employment Advisor at Gemeente Westerkwartier), Hilde Grooten (Training coordinator Dok 4) and Cor Mulder (Training coordinator JC-Academy).