Dear AIKB members,
Last week I accepted an invitation
from Mme Jeannot to visit the adult training centre, ‘Greta’, in Carhaix.
Mme Jeannot took me round the
centre to show me all the facilities available. In the past I have sent
out information about the intensive French lessons geared towards becoming
employed but it was really interesting to find out about all the other
These courses are open to all
adult job seekers; as long as their level of French is sufficient. The
courses are funded by the Région Bretagne and students receive a
training allowance also financed by the Région.
At the end of the course, students
receive a professional diploma – either a CAP or a BEP which are recognised
qualifications by employers.
Amongst the courses available
Cuisine – training in a professionnally
Crêpes – training in a professionnally
Service à la personne –
home-based carers - in a specially equipped apartment enabling students
to learn how to care for elderly/dependant people in their own homes –
food preparation, bathing, ironing, washing, baby-care, moving a person
from a wheelchair to a bed…
Computer skills – in a fully equipped
Driving heavy goods vehicules
– this takes place at the Loudéac centre
Intensive French language/help
with career project
It was interesting to learn that
a person can do the intensive French language course, (if necessary), and
then move on to do one of the more specific training courses.
If anyone would like to know more
then they can either get in touch with me or contact Mme Jeannot themselves
to discuss their professionnal project.
The phone number is:
02 98 93 75 77
If your French isn’t up to phoning
yourself, I can call for you to arrange an appointment with an English