Experimenting with a new tool for youth inclusion
A new milestone in action for the disabled, the Work-based Integration and Assistance Center (CIAT) of Salé addresses the issue of people with disabilities marginalization on the job market. Operational since 2016, it provides working conditions tailored to the specific needs of young people with mental disabilities. In exchange, the latter receive remuneration, social rights, flexible working hours and specialized supervision.
Providing a productive and supportive work environment
CIAT welcomes young people with mental disabilities over the age of 20. For integration purposes, they are initially selected based on precise criteria: age, certification of qualifying training provided by the Mohammed VI National Centre for the Disabled (CNMH), level of mental retardation, and physical and psychological abilities. Selected young people work in service (cooking, catering, shop attendant, bakery-pastry) or production (agricultural and horticultural) jobs. Each work activity is supervised by specialized educators and technicians. Young people also benefit from permanent medical, social and educational monitoring and support activities (ongoing training, sports, etc.).
Securing conditions conducive to a transition to mainstream work environment
The CIAT is open to its environment and features spaces that are accessible to the public (restaurants, educational farms, sale of farm and bakery products), as well as external services (catering, organic baskets for sale, etc.). This approach places young people in a real work situation and encourages them to develop their relational skills. This helps them build self-esteem and gain recognition from others: the basics for successful social integration.
- Ministry of the Interior
- Office for Vocational Training and Employment Promotion
- Crédit Agricole du Maroc
- Banque Centrale Populaire