About us

JobRoad in a nutshell

JobRoad has been steering people from disadvantaged groups towards suitable employers to obtain the right job since 2016. The highly personal approach breaks through the barriers of language, mobility and competency that hamper easy access to the labour market. An efficient lever to help these people into a job within a year, significantly speeding up their integration process.
JobRoad’s major value added? It is a network project in the purest sense, for 4 players. Employers and their partner temporary employment agencies, (supra)local authorities and intermediary organisations combine forces here to achieve the same declared objective: filling vacancies with untapped talent.

We use our own JobRoad model, which is adapted to every specific type of target group. Personal support for the candidate in finding an employer is provided in three speedily completed phases. Further integration is encouraged by extra training and by awareness-raising activities in the working environment.

The mission

The mission of the international non-profit organisation JobRoad ivzw is that every vulnerable person in the community has the fundamental right to full participation in society. The reason for the vulnerability makes no difference: origin, due to temporary circumstances or otherwise, sweeping social changes etc.

The vision

JobRoad’s vision is that work is the most important integrator in this. The defined strategy? The road to ultimately achieve participation for everyone who is at a significant distance from the labour market is based on three pillars: activation, training and awareness-raising.

Onze SDG's

In de dagelijkse werking en in de toekomstplannen focust JobRoad permanent op vier SDG’s. Dat staat voor ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, opgesteld door de Verenigde Naties (2015).

SDG8 waardig werk

Waardig werk en economische groei - SDG8

Werk is voor JobRoad een erg belangrijke integrator. Niet zomaar een job, maar werk dat alom waardering oplevert. En waarbij de waardigheid van de persoon niet alleen intact blijft, maar nog wordt versterkt. Gezonde economische groei draagt ertoe bij om de waardigheid van het werk voor iedereen verder te verhogen.

SDG 1 Geen Armoede

Bestrijding tegen armoede - SDG1

JobRoad heeft als doel om personen die moeilijk het juiste spoor naar een waardige job vinden, te begeleiden naar én op de werkvloer. Net het brede doelpubliek waar armoede om de hoek loert en voor wie werk een waardig basisinkomen oplevert.

SDG10 Ongelijkheid verminderen

Ongelijkheid verminderen - SDG10

Door specifiek met en voor kansengroepen te werken, helpt JobRoad om sociale, economische en maatschappelijke inclusie voor iedereen mogelijk te maken. Leeftijd, gender, ras, origine, economische of andere status,… mogen nooit de aanleiding vormen om mensen onderling ‘anders’ te bejegenen.

SDG4 Kwaliteitsonderwijs

Kwaliteitsonderwijs - SDG4

JobRoad stemt binnen elk lokaal netwerk de zoektocht naar een job af op het onderwijs dat men reeds heeft genoten. Breed bekeken, niet beperkend. Meer nog, om de jobkansen van kandidaten te verhogen, begeleidt JobRoad hen heel actief naar een extra, persoonsgerichte opleiding.

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Activation

JobRoad’s mission states: “Every vulnerable person in our community has the fundamental right to participate in society.”
Work is a very powerful integrator for this purpose. JobRoad presents 3 projects to achieve this objective.

Project 1 ‘Integration through work’

At the moment, JobRoad focuses strongly on newcomers with a migration background who have a native language other than Dutch, 55+ and youngsters ‘NEET’. This project is part of WELT (‘Suitable Careers for Every Talent’), in cooperation with Voka. And with the financial support of ESF and The Government of Flanders. And also in cooperation with VDAB and TRAVI. More about Welt.

combinatielogo_esf_0-scaled - JobRoad

1. The company

Through the network, local companies - in search of employees - put themselves forward. These companies, from a very wide range of different sectors, briefly present their company, its corporate culture and the available vacancies to the development supporters.

2. Screening & Matching - The candidates

In pre-screenings, the candidates’ motivation, learning capabilities, relevant experience, skills and talent for basic communication are examined. Before looking at their diplomas, skill level or knowledge (of languages).

3. Project Week - Introductions

On the actual project week, JobRoad accompanies the selected candidates to the participating companies. Through this orientation in the work environment, they are provided with full information about the vacancies. Later on the same day, the candidates meet the company’s HR manager individually. An evaluation discussion with the different players from the network rounds off the project day.

With the support of the European Social Fund: ESF500 – Welt: from 01.10.2020 till 31.12.2002 * € 663.163 * KPI: 20 actions of matchmaking & 8 actions of matchmaking tailor-made/per year

Project 2 ‘Re-integration through work’

With the support of the European Social Fund (ESF), JobRoad is coming forward with a new project: detainees or people subject to jurisdiction will have the opportunity to reintegrate into the labour market and through this track also in society.
JobRoad helps to strengthen the efforts for reintegration by the VDAB detention consultants, the justice assistants and their partners. This is done through an additional offer of guidance and by building a bridge with the business community.

This project is based on the three familiar pillars: the kickstart, the day of screening and the project week.

combinatielogo_esf_0-scaled - JobRoad

1. The company

On the project day, 3 to 6 participating companies will receive a brief explanation of the legislation. They present their vacancies to the VDAB detention consultant(s), the psycho-social counsellor(s) and the justice assistant(s) and are given a tour of the prison. A project day is organised annually in each of the seven cooperating prisons.

2. Screening & Matching – The candidates

The VDAB detention consultant(s), the psycho-social counsellor(s) check which candidates are suitable for which vacancy(s). They are screened and matched by the job coach of JobRoad.

3. The introduction

The candidates are screened by the job coach of JobRoad, the HR partner or the HR recruiter of the participating company for their interest and working attitude. A week later, the candidate receives information about his/her possible recruitment or about the fact that he/she has not been selected. For candidates who have not been selected or did not participate in the project days, the JobRoad coach helps to look for a work solution.

ESF support: ESF457 – Reintegration through work: 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2022 * € 165,000 * KPIs: 7 matchmaking editions / year & 105 individual. accompaniments / year

Project 3 'Integration through work 0.0'

This project is based on two remarkable observations. On the one hand, the labour market has a permanent need for talented employees. On the other hand, the experience and willingness to work of the “applicants for international protection” – also referred to as asylum seekers – are underused. Could their waiting time be better utilised by offering them an adapted training provision? Or by guiding them to work?

Fedasil - JobRoad

This is where JobRoad ASBL comes into play twice.

  • In collaboration with HIVA and Fedasil, our team primarily conducts a study into, among other things, the current training offer. For example, what does the activation and the support for this target group consist of today?
  • This study will subsequently result in a concrete test case via JobRoad.

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Development & training.

JobRoad makes optimum use of what is already available by VDAB or other partners.
In addition, new, innovative development programmes are created which complement the range of training available. This way, people who are at a significant distance from the labour market are more intensively prepared for their employment in the near future.

Het idee omgekeerd:

JobRoad past het bestaand aanbod van training en opleiding aan volgens een eigen strategie. De ivzw verlaat het principe dat ‘een kandidaat niet arbeidsklaar is en dus een opleiding moet ondergaan, waarna hij/zij vrij op de markt moet losgelaten worden’.

JobRoad keert het idee om: welke specifieke nood heeft een betrokken werkgever? Daarop volgt een grondige doorlichting van kandidaten die door hun interesses en motivatie voor dergelijke job én opleiding in aanmerking komen.

 

Duidelijk voordeel:

Het grote voordeel is dat enerzijds de werkgever vooraf weet welke kandidaten in zijn opleidingstraject zitten. Anderzijds krijgt de potentiële werknemer een extra dosis motivatie omdat hij reeds tijdens zijn opleiding gelinkt is aan een welbepaalde werkgever.

 

Innoverend:

Bestaat er nog geen precies opleidingsaanbod dat beantwoordt aan de vraag van de werkgever? Dan creëert JobRoad een innoverend opleidingsproject door elders deskundigheid te zoeken en die af te stemmen op de expertise die reeds bij de werkgever in huis is.

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Awareness-rising

JobRoad helps registered companies to deal more smoothly with ‘diversity in the workplace’ by means of a variety of socio-artistic workshops. In addition, JobRoad offers member companies a quality label and additional information for their social HR policy.

Please contact our team, because the offer is currently being adjusted

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