Every week, we highlight a Societe Generale Corporate Foundation for Solidarity partner charity.
Created in 2011, the Institut du Service Civique's (Civic Service Institute, ISC) mission is to offer young volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding skills during their Civic Service the possibility of furthering their own career plans. To do so, the body organises activities to detect talent, runs training courses that allow these young people to find training programmes and paid work, and supports projects for start-ups.
The ISC's mission is to identify, among all the volunteers who have done their Civic Service, young people from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated strong potential. After making its selection, the Institute helps each of them to formulate and clarify their career plans through seminars and career guidance conferences and by providing a mentor from one of the partner companies to help them through the process.
The ISC guides young people to enter one of three channels, depending on their plan. The training channel is designed to provide guidance and access to training courses that lead to formal qualifications, run by partner establishments. For the second channel, the ISC assists the implementation of the project with the support of partner companies. The final channel concerns start-ups. It provides support specifically for the creation of a company or an association.
In 2012, 150 young people received support. More than 80 beneficiaries went into training, of whom roughly 25 are in courses involving work experience, 25 are planning to start a business and another 30 are currently employed.