The fourth edition of BC LABS has been a mixture of the knowledge of the previous editions and with the innovation of two new training sectors. In the training, we did some in-person and some online, because due to COVID-19 we learnt that was possible (for this kind of training) to do the theoretical and the soft skill training online.
This is the case of the new training of e-commerce technician, the work in this sector is online, so we thought that the best way to know and learn about e-commerce was doing it online. As the last edition proved, Urban and Industrial Waste Management BcLab was perfect in an online version, thus we maintained it.
The other new training was Costumer Attention BcLab. These two sectors have improved a lot in the pandemic, therefore we thought it was a great opportunity to investigate if they would work in the labour market.
In this edition, 138 people have participated, of these 40% were immigrants and the participation of men and women were practically the same.
106 of them have finished the training and 71 are working or have worked after finishing the training. That means that 51% of the participants have found a job. 16 of these people consider the training or the non-labour practices in which they have been training have helped them to find this job.
Taking into account the distinction between immigrant and local people that have found jobs, the percentage is similar. 45% of immigrants and 55% of locals found jobs.
The sectors with more labour insertion are:
- Hopital orderly (14 people)
- Gardening assistant (10 people)
- Urban and Industrial Waste Management (10 people)
Furthermore, 25 people have started other training after ending the BC LABS.
With all this data and the crisis moment that we are living in, we thought that this is a great final edition for the project.