ASTI’s “Connections” project, which was developed with financial support from l’Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte aims to prepare refugees for the Luxembourg job market. Just Arrived has also been collaborating on this project since it’s beginning.
The objectives of ASTI’s (Association to Support Immigrant Workers) Connections project are to create links between asylum seekers/refugees and the Luxembourgish job market, in order to make them aware of how our society works and our work culture, but also to prepare those who have recently arrived to integrate professionally in the workplace.
Based on a career and skills evaluation, participants have the possibility to take part in three stages, which are:
After the completion of each stage the participant will be awarded a certificate, which along with the liaison booklet and portfolio testifies to the effort they have made. These documents do have worth, notably at the Job Agency (ADEM) where once the international protection status has been obtained they will make it easier to integrate into the job market.
We are convinced that this initiative will improve the refugee’s skillset and give them a real chance at getting a job in Luxembourg.
Article proposed by: Zina Menhal in charge of the Asti Connections Project.
Contact Projet Connections – ASTI a.s.b.l.
Within the framework of the Connections project Just Arrived provides the refugees with free copies of the Just Arrived Guide and ad hoc presentations on subjects such as employment or housing during workshops organized by The Connection.