Young people with disabilities are too often forgotten. MIMBUS and OTEMA TSA (an organisation supporting people with autism) have joined forces to offer a service enabling young autistic people to discover new skilled jobs.
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES ALLOW YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO BROADEN THEIR HORIZONS WHEN THINKING ABOUT THEIR FUTURES
MIMBUS is a leading provider of immersive learning solutions dedicated to vocational training. Adding technical expertise to OTEMA TSA’s activities for the social inclusion of people with disabilities, specifically within skill-based job markets.
“We are dedicated to providing social impact employment solutions through digital transformation,” says Laurent Da Dalto, CEO of MIMBUS. “Our collaboration with OTEMA TSA demonstrates the power of immersive experiences and how they can empower people with disabilities.”
“We wanted to offer the opportunity of discovering professions directly in the classrooms where young people with disabilities are. In fact, half of young people with disabilities currently leave the school system without any career paths. This program allows them to broaden their horizons when thinking about their futures” says Laurent Peytavy, founder, and director of OTEMA TSA. “For young people with autism, OTEMA TSA provides a genuine solution for families wanting to position their youth on more inclusive paths thanks to immersive solutions.”
Laurent Peytavy meets young people in their class and helps them discover a variety of skilled trades from various sectors thanks to virtual reality.
The project was set up five months ago and already boasts almost 200 students who have discovered skilled trades through VR.
The benefits of this partnership includes:
- Helping to include people with disabilities
- Reducing talent shortages
- Revealing vocations for lesser-known jobs among people with disabilities
MIMBUS is born from the awareness of Laurent Da Dalto that vocational training was faced with issues that new technologies could solve. Welder, painter, cabinet maker, electrician… the company puts innovation at the heart of its training, helping to train students faster, in a totally safe environment and with lower costs.
OTEMA TSA was created in 2018 by Laurent Peytavy, father of a young autistic 18-year-old. His life path and the difficulties he encounters in integrating into social and professional life make it a real social observatory for his father. OTEMA TSA therefore builds projects and tries to respond to certain difficulties of inclusion.