Robert, worker in a carpentry workshop

Robert is a 17-year-old young man, who graduated secondary school and lives in a village, located at 30 km from Constanța. The young man called Olivia, labour market expert at HAO, following a recruitment announcement posted by our team on an online platform.

Olivia talked to the young man, in order to create his vocational profile. Our colleague noted the young man’s technical skills. Although Robert is very young, he has experience as a day laborer in agriculture and construction. He also works in the household, including taking care of the animals and doing various repairs.

Considering these elements, Olivia proposed to Robert to go to an interview with the owner of one of the oldest and the best-known carpentry workshop from Constanța. The entrepreneur was looking to hire unexperienced young people, in order to qualify them in the workplace. After three weeks, Mr. P. employed Robert part time.

Olivia has monitored Robert and she has kept in touch with the employer. Although he lives 30 km away from Constanta, the young man is very punctual. In addition, he is serious, eager to learn new things every day and to be helpful in the workshop.

When she met Robert, our colleague noticed that he had low self-esteem, especially due to his lack of education, so she encouraged and supported the young man to continue his studies. Thus, from autumn, Robert will attend the evening classes of a technological high school, specializing in carpentry.

The employer is very pleased with the work done by the young man and his progress. On the other hand, Robert is very happy, because he has a good salary (significantly higher than the minimum wage). In addition, he is already making plans to rent a flat in Constanța.

The project “Labour market Employment for young Adults with a Disability – LEAD” is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.



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