On Wednesday 19 November in Lyons, the association Sport dans la Ville (Sport in the City) presented the new 2014-2015 Job dans la Ville (Job in the City) year group. More than 450 young people, sponsors and partners attended the event.
Every year, the Job dans la Ville year group is sponsored by a senior manager from a company that supports the association and this year it is none other than Societe Generale group CEO Frédéric Oudéa.
The Group’s Chief Executive officer spoke to the young audience on the themes of desire to win and love of sport.
As a guest speaker for the event, Marie Bochet, Paralympic World Skiing Champion, talked to all the young people in the programme about her sporting and academic achievements.
The Societe Generale Foundation for Solidarity has been supporting the Job dans la Ville programme for 3 years now. The aim of the programme is to help the young people involved in Sport dans la Ville to obtain a qualification and find a job. All year round, the programme offers these young people individual and collective activities including:
- Individual support from professional career guidance counsellors,
- Sponsorship by employees from businesses,
- Workshops to help prepare for the world of work,
- Visits to companies and training centres,
- Work experience and recruitment.
The programme is available in all 25 Sport dans la Ville sports centres in the cities of Lyons, Grenoble, Saint Etienne and Paris.
The Societe Generale Foundation has been supporting the association Sport dans la Ville since 2007. The association develops and runs projects for the purpose of integrating young people from underprivileged areas in the world of work by using sport as an educational tool. The activities available through the association revolve around sports programmes (open to participants aged 7 and over), discovery programmes, reading, writing and communications workshops, a vocational integration programme, Job dans la Ville, and a programme to support the creation of businesses.
To know more about this organization : Sport dans la Ville