Who we are

How we work

Nurturing dreams – building bridges

Dream Learn Work joins businesses in a common, social effort and builds a bridge between young people and the labour market. We work through local partnerships and support our participants throughout the journey.

Dream Learn work creates both social and business value. We recruit students through a network of local partnerships with social organizations in less developed areas in Rio de Janeiro.

Students in the Dream Learn Work programme follow courses offered by SENAI or other recognized educational institutions. Most courses are technically oriented, and qualify for work in the oil or maritime sectors. More than 200 students have been enrolled in the Dream Learn Work program since the start.

Dream Learn Work is a small organization. We believe in partnerships and networks and see our role as one of building bridges and relationships between young people that want to work and the companies that need them. The road to a better future has three steps – DREAM, LEARN and WORK.

DREAM – see the opportunities

Create and nurture a dream about a better future. We recruit young people to the Dream Learn programme from local organizations and NGOs that work with young people in Rio de Janeiros less developed neighbourhoods.

Through workshops, visits to workplaces and information meetings, we encourage young people to dare to dream bigger dreams and apply to join our program.

Our partners are organizations like Instituto Bola Pra Frente, Karanba, Instituto Rogerio Steinberg, Abrigo and Gol de Letra. Learn more about them here.

LEARN - building skills industry needs

We sponsor training the maritime and oil industry needs. Our main education partner is SENAI. SENAI is the national industrial training service, and is part of Firjan, the Industrial Federation. SENAI is responsible for most of the technical qualifying courses in Brazil, on the levels below university.

All new students into the Dream Learn Work programme start with short qualifying courses. Afterwards, they can continue onto longer courses up to technician level. The duration of the courses are between 3 and 24 months. Examples of courses: Oil & Gas Technician, Industrial Safety Technician, Hydraulics and Automation.

All students on longer courses need to take English classes.

WORK – a better future

We cannot guarantee every participant a job, but we can do much to help to open doors and create opportunities. In constant contact with our partners, we help arrange interviews, organize internships and promote our candidates.