Delsamme farm is a socioprofessional integration actor that is part of the Centre Public d’Aide Sociale (CPAS) of the town La Louvière. It covers 4 training fields including market gardening and green space management. It is active since ten years in the production of organic vegetables.
With this pilot action, the objective is to improve the career path of trainees through official recognition of theoretical knowledge and practical results obtained by the trainees in the Socio professional integration organisms.
Therefore, Province of Hainaut opened in 2013 a school section for a certification of Lower Secondary Education Professional Horticulture at the Agricultural Technical Institute, Provincial Social Promotion in Soignies.
This certification starts with a theoretical course in horticulture given by the ITA school in Soignies. Three modules of skills development are then provided by the social inclusion operators through professional learning activities and following the methodology specific to each operator (market gardening, flowers maintenance, park maintenance). The certification also includes a personal work at the end of the certification cycle.
The educational objectives are defined by the pedagogic files of the ITA and materialized in a "diary" of skills that is used as a guide. Verification of acquired skills is done through the ITA.
News related to this pilot is published on our blog [FR]
Web reportage on Delsamme Farm certification project within the Green and Blue Futures project [FR]
About Ferme Delsamme [FR]
Maraichons pour l’insertion
Within Green and Blue Futures, the Province of Hainaut built up a partnership with three social integration operators who use market gardening as a tool for social integration of long term unemployed. Each partner has implemented specific pilot actions but also participates to a larger dynamic of networking and capacity building: MaraichonsPourLinsertion.
This pilot Certification of trainees by social promotion school network was implemented by one of the three subpartners of Province de Hainaut.
Check the Province Green and Blue related website [FR]