As part of their joint actions to bring the worlds of business and higher education closer together and to facilitate training courses towards employment for young people with disabilities, the ADAPT (association for the professional insertion of people with disabilities) and the FEDEEH (Student Federation for Studies and Employment with a Disability Dynamic), offer to extend, with the help of higher education institutions and student associations, the Handicafé© concept within the forums organised by higher education institutions.

A Handicafé© will be put in place on the 1st of February 2018 at the Forum Horizon Chimie. This event, enabled by the Total corporation thanks to their financing, aims to promote interactions between workers with disabilities and potential employers, within the field of Chemistry.

The idea : friendliness and flexibility

The Handicafé© allows candidates and employers to meet and exchange in a friendly environment, over coffee. Two display areas are provided, one for resumes and the other for employment opportunities. Every participant is encouraged to take a look at this information and afterwards meet with potential employers or candidates.

How does a Handicafé© work ?

Candidates display their resumes on a board and employers do the same with employment offers. These displays enable everyone to see the offers and identify people to meet. Once the choice is made, one must look for their target. Intermediaries, called “poissons pilotes” (pilot-fish), are present to guide the participants and facilitate their interaction.