In order to answer the various problems facing teen-agers victims
of social exclusion, in the city of Salvador da Bahia, the assistance
institution “Conceiçao Macedo (IBCM)” together
with others linked to the Law of Apprenticeship (10.097), created
the project “Teen-age Apprentice”, which since 1999
has helped teen-agers find a job.
The project can count on a group of professional voluntary people:
social assistants, lawyers, pedagogical experts, advertisers, administrators,
philosophers, teologists, psychologists and a technical team. The
teen-agers are accompanied to the world of work. Professionals dealing
with public relations visit the potential companies and try to sensibilise
the employers on the social responsibilities and on the law of apprenticeship.
The area of marketing publicises the project and tries to find new
jobs for the teen-age apprententices.
All this is possibile thanks to the support and orientation offered
by the Minister of Work, the Regional Delegation of Work, the Tribunal
for the Infants and Adolescents, the Council for the defence of
children and adolenscents, as well as by the partenerships with
other societies and institutes.
In 2003 COELBA (electrical company) through the partnership with
the “Teen-age Apprentences – Young Citizen Project”
, won two prizes from the Brasilian Association of Human Resources
(ABRH) and the Association Sales and Marketing Directors of Bahia