Greta du Velay

Greta du Velay

Short description
Continuous training center & pedagogical laboratory

The Greta du Velay is a public training organisation gathering 21 educational institutions such as secondary schools, high school and colleges under the wing of the Ministry of Education. Certified ISO 9001 since 1998, it exists since 1975. It employs 4 training advisers and 40 trainers. It delivers around 300.000 training hours per year (welcoming between 2000-2500 learners). It is active in the Velay, a rural area in the South of the Auvergne Region.

Half of the activity consists in supporting small and medium companies in their learning processes : analysis of training needs, delivery of training, evaluation and follow up. Courses are provided in various areas in response to the local needs such as hospitality, industry (automation tools, maintenance...) and tertiary sectors (management, languages, computing...).

The other half consists in supporting social and vocational inclusion (unemployed, migrants, young adults with cognitive disabilities...), development of key competences, preparation to exams and to competitions for employment in the public sector.

The Greta works closely to all non profit associations and public organisations working with young adults (such as Missions locales, social workers, Cultural centers, housing centers, information centers for youth and for women and families...).

It is member of the Greta network covering the whole French territory (191 Greta and 4350 training locations).

The Greta du Velay has a specific transversal department for managing innovative projects. This laboratory is dedicated to the improvement of learning and it works in close collaboration with all training departments of Greta du Velay. Since 1992, it has participated to several research projects in a European frame for education and training and for vocational integration. It has developed several resources that are still used by the community of professionals to improve social and vocational integration (printed or interactive). Note that all this work is capitalised on the web site (with a free access to all ressources).