The project, which has already mobilized close to 300 people on workplace inclusion contracts, consists of recruiting a hundred people who are struggling to find work and training them as stone masons for historical buildings or as carpenters. The employees are individually supported and supervised by a job project manager and will be able to obtain an Afpa qualification (level V professional diploma) after at least 10 months of training. They are recruited for a period of six months, renewable once.
The Foundation's support is accompanied by skills sponsorship provided by Hervé Pernot, Director of Treatment for Veolia’s waste recovery and recycling activity in the Mediterranean region, who is the project sponsor. This skills sponsorship will facilitate the recruitment of the employees at the end of their training and give the project's stakeholders the benefit of Veolia’s safety expertise.
Hôpital Caroline, opened in 1828, has 12 pavilions, originally used to accommodate 72 closely supervised patients. The site was made available by the Marseille city council, and has been an Acta Vista training centre since 2007. Seven pavilions have been stabilized, including the fully restored Chevalier Roze with its magnificent six-tonne framework helicoptered onto the top of the building in 2011.
By renewing its confidence in Acta Vista, the Foundation is now involved in workplace inclusion with the restoration of remarkable sites.