It is active in the Velay, a rural area in the South of the Auvergne Region. Half of the activity consists in supporting persons towards social and vocational inclusion (unemployed, migrants, young adults with cognitive disabilities…). The other half consists in supporting companies in their learning processes. This includes the detection of training needs, delivery of training, evaluation and follow up. Courses are provided in various areas such as hospitality, industry and tertiary sectors (management, language, computing…). They are short courses (to adapt to change, to use IT, languages or to develop key competences) or longer courses to prepare national diplomas (levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) or to change career orientation.
The Greta du Velay has a specific transversal department for managing innovative projects. This laboratory is dedicated to the improvement of learning and it works in close collaboration with all training departments of Greta du Velay. Since 1992, it has implemented several actions and research projects with an international dimension to improve the quality of training and to support vocational integration and learning processes. Since 2012, it manages a fablab for training key competences, also integrated in vocational training paths.
The project aims at developing an integrated training system through the use of serious games practices and augmented reality technologies, which will provide employees at postal organisations the ability to track, acquire, broaden and self-assess the necessary competencies arising from their daily tasks.