On Wednesday 6 March 2019, the Rainier III Auditorium hosted the 8th Forum on Sandwich Courses and the 13th Meeting on Careers in Banking and Finance.
These events, organised by the Employment Office and the Youth Employment Unit, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, are aimed at students of all levels aged between 16 and 26, giving them a chance to meet regional specialists in sandwich training, as well as companies from the Principality which are partnering this initiative.
“This year, 72 organisations were represented: 36 Monegasque companies, 14 banks and management companies and 22 schools from the region, as well as the Academic Counselling and Education Resource Centre. They took it in turns to meet potential applicants, provide information about working in their respective fields and about the training opportunities available, and to offer advice to young people,” said Emmanuelle Cellario-Florio, Head of Section at the Employment Office. More than 600 young people attended over the course of the day, which is an extremely positive outcome for this year’s events.
It is clear that sandwich training is becoming an option for an increasing number of courses and career paths, as evidenced by the wide range of business sectors represented. The Forum also shows that many Monegasque professionals support and are actively involved in the access to employment projects and initiatives put in place by the Prince’s Government.
As has become traditional over the last five years, the day concluded with the award of the 6th Apprenticeship Trophies, presented by Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, to three apprentices with exemplary academic and vocational records, and to their host companies:
- Best Apprentice Prize, tied between: Yann VILLARS and the company ASCOMA JUTHEAU HUSSON, and Fabien VIOLI and the company SBM OFFSHORE
- Jury Prize: Sandra RAINONE MICHEL and Princess Grace Hospital.
The Forum on Sandwich Courses, enhanced by the award of the Apprenticeship Trophies, has become the highlight of a year-round effort being undertaken by the Employment Office and Youth Employment Unit to constantly improve, manage, develop and promote this approach, always seeking to work in partnership with business.