Episode 11 of 11
July 28, 2010
The staff at Formétal hosts a summer picnic and looks back on the year that was – as departing young grads prepare to fly on their own.
The arrival of Tara's first-born throws everything into a new light.
Episode 10 of 11
Tara’s need for marketable job skills takes on extra urgency in the days leading up to the birth of his first child.
Episode 9 of 11
Tara has to put his restaurant plans on the back burner to deal with more pressing matters... like buying baby booties.
Episode 8 of 11
Stick a fork in it - this crisis is done! Formétal trainee Tara’s got a sizzling plan to open his own bar-and-grill.
Episode 7 of 11
Formétal offers Tara an escape route from a dead-end job – putting him within reach of his culinary dream.
Episode 6 of 11
Career counsellor Andrée-Anne gives Nicolas tips on revamping his CV - and making nice to a cranky labour market.
Episode 5 of 11
Benoît moves on from Formétal – an innovative blend of social enterprise and training facility – and dreams of a welding career.
Episode 4 of 11
While Formétal managers install spanking new metalworking equipment, a new trainee works on improving his attitude.
Episode 3 of 11
Down on school, outta cash, and high on rap poetry - 18-year-old Nicolas finds a new groove at Formétal.
Episode 2 of 11
An unemployed high-school dropout, Benoît was going nowhere fast. Then a friend told him about Formétal.
Episode 1 of 11
Young workers are taught the skills they need to break into an ornery job market.
Functioning as both training school and business, Formétal teaches metal-working to young Montrealers who’ve fallen through the cracks of the education system.Benoît
Benoît got laid off on Dec. 23 - a recession gift to remember. But the dark cloud had its silver lining. The high school dropout now credits the crisis with setting him on a new career path... and he’s always wanted to be welder.Jean
The director of Formétal , Jean is part teacher, part manager – and full-time father figure. He aims to balance the company’s commercial aims with its social role.Tara
An immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tara had been working steadily until the economy tanked. A lucky turn of events landed him at Formétal.Andrée-Anne
Andrée-Anne works as Formétal ’s career counsellor, offering liberal amounts of practical advice as she guides graduating trainees into the job market.Nicolas
More interested in rap music than in school, Nicolas needs a job and hopes to pick up the necessary skills at Formétal .
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