Professional opportunities for young people with disabilities

Get inspired by the variety of projects, supported by the Seasonal gift 2018, that engage colleagues around the world to drive prosperity. In France, the donation helps young differently-abled students to complete their academic projects.

Professional integration for disabled young people

Bakay Fofana, in the middle, has a yearlong work-study program in the HR department at Renault Trucks. One example of Volvo Group Seasonal gift 2018. Franck Gillet, HRBP and Valérie Reynaud, Director of Talent, Skills, appreciate his engagement.

On behalf of all employees, Volvo Group donates a yearly gift to charitable work. Through the Volvo Group Seasonal Gift 2018, seven projects have received funding from the Volvo Group in the name of its employees. The project in France is one example of seasonal gifts 2018.

Boost their confidence

For more than 30 years, the Volvo group in France has been working to improve the professional prospects of people with disabilities.

The group just signed a partnership agreement with the nonprofit organization ARPEJEH, which helps young differently-abled students complete their academic projects. The goal of the partnership is to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into the professional world. Since these young people often have trouble finishing their studies, the company aims to boost their confidence so they can complete their academic program and obtain a degree.   

Work study program

A specific example of this partnership is Bakay Fofana’s yearlong work-study program in the HR department at Renault Trucks. The goal is to help this student obtain a professional HR degree. Preparatory work was done ahead of time to define the student’s mission and determine how to best take his scope of abilities into account.

 “I really appreciate Bakay, because he is very motivated, engaged, and anticipates requests,” Valérie Reynaud, Director of Talent, Skills, and HR projects, says and Franck Gillet, HRBP, add.

“Bakay is always available and willingly offers his help to those he works with.” For his part, the student appreciated his first foray into the workplace: “The employees are nice. I quickly got into the swing of things, and started working on creating job offers and descriptions of job changes.”  

Facts: Seasonal gift 2018

On behalf of all employees, Volvo Group donates a yearly gift to charitable work. Through the Volvo Group Seasonal Gift 2018, seven projects have received funding from the Volvo Group in the name of its employees.

The purpose of the seasonal gift is to make a difference in the local communities, close to markets and employees. The nature of the receiving projects can be external, internal or a joint project between Volvo Group and an external organization. This is a way to support societal causes by being a good corporate citizen and drive prosperity in practice.

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