Capenergies and disabled employment agency Agefiph have signed a partnership agreement to develop practical solutions to help people living with disabilities secure employment with firms from within the cluster. The three-year agreement is the first of its type for a competitiveness cluster.
Capenergies, with financial backing from Agefiph, will seek to build on keen interest from member firms, as identified during a recent assessment. Capenergies and Agefiph will target firms with information, awareness-raising and support campaigns, to help them successfully recruit and retain people living with disabilities and to give these people access to training (especially apprenticeship schemes).
The partnership chimes with Capenergies’ initiative to boost member firms’ growth, focusing on people and human capital. The cluster is also helping to develop formal education pathways for disabled workers. The HUGo project, for example, aims to create a combined work and training Polytech engineering programme to deliver IT education to people with disabilities. Disability coordinators from major regional firms involved in the scheme – such as Gemalto, ERDF, Atos, STMicroelectronics, La Française des Jeux, DCNS and Capgemini – will work alongside Capenergies.