The project “Talent i Capacitat a la Universitat” aims to increase the employability of the graduates of the Universitat de València with functional diversity. It has widened one of its main objectives as in his second edition it has achieved to find 21 work placements when it only expected 12. “Talent i Capacitat” is a programme of the General Foundation of the Universitat de València developed by the Professional Placement and Careers Advice Monitoring Centre-OPAL.
The programme takes place for second consecutive year within the Valencian Community Entry Examinations framework of the Valencian Government and the Caixa Bank Foundation (€36,000 contribution). It was restarted in January 2018 and has achieved 9 more job placements than the ones expected at the end of the project.
Until now, 176 users have been assisted, meaning 116 more than those initially expected. 440 orienting activities have been conducted (face-to-face, phone and online interviews) and 917 labour positions have been offered.
The 21 people who have already signed a contract are graduates in Psychology, Journalism, Business, Biology, Interlinguistic Translation and Mediation, Business Sciences, Geography, Land Use Management, Audio-visual Communication, Infant Education, Primary Education, Labour Sciences, Social Education and Industrial Production Engineering.
Some of the educative actions carried out in the past months were entrepreneurship workshops, a course of IT and website tools management and a conference addressing Speed Networking (speed interviews between the candidates and the companies).
“Talent i Capacitat a la Universitat” was developed for the first time in the academic year 2016-2017. The main objective of the project is to increase employability of the students and the graduates with disabilities. It counts with the support of the Adecco and Capazia Foundation. The project promotes employment of quality, such as work placements that are adjusted to the highly qualified professionals, a better quality of life, autonomy and social inclusion.
In order to achieve it, the programme aims to optimise the personal competences and the communication of the users, improve the management of employment research tools, ease the direct contact between the candidates and the employers and improve the entrepreneurship by means of motivation and mentoring sessions.
120 candidates have participated in 1,500 orientation sessions last years. More than 800 work positions were offered and 40 people (24 women and 16 men) found a job.