FONIX is one of the largest companies within the vocational rehabilitation market in Norway. The main office is located in Sandefjord, Norway, supporting 11 regional offices in the region.
FONIX has approx.180 employees – mostly trainers and instructors.
FONIX base their service provision on each persons’ individual needs for assistance, their work capacity and coaches each individual towards ordinary employment through qualification, job training and “Supported Employment” for the ones in need of an extensive follow up in the open labour market.
The services provided for the vocationally disabled are:
• To assess the potential work and educational capacity of the individual and to qualify the individual through adapted job training, qualification and career guidance.
• To provide permanent adapted work if the individual has no possibility of a job in the open labour market and to offer assistance in obtaining an ordinary job or further education in the ordinary education system.
FONIX also provide “Work Preparatory Training” for people who need to establish necessary basic job skills, lifelong career guidance and language training and work-related integration for migrants.
In addition, FONIX also has extensive experience with internal company training on many different levels – both in the public sector and private industry.
FONIX has a quality system according to the certification of The European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS). EQUASS aims to enhance the personal services sector by engaging service providers in quality, continuous improvement and by guaranteeing quality of services to service-users throughout Europe.
The EQUASS certification program fully comply with the European quality requirements in the social sector as expressed in the European Quality Framework for Social Services by the Social Protection Committee, as well as the core criteria of the EQAVET framework for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector.
FONIX has not been involved in Erasmus+ projects before, but the key personnel and all the project partner organizations has prior experience with Leonardo and Erasmus+ projects.
In the previous years internal / work based training in companies has been one of FONIX most important learning products.
This work includes Norwegian for migrant workers, ICT, leadership training, formal training for trade certificates and basic skills training.
Regarding basic skills training, FONIX has been involved in the The Norwegian Basic Skills Work Life program (BCWL) for many years.
The BCWL-program has been a steady and regular governmental program running for more than 10 years. The program is administrated by Vox – the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning. The aim of the BCWL is to give adults the opportunity to acquire the basic skills they need to keep up with the demands and changes in the world of work and civil society.
As today FONIX are pre-qualified as a provider of basic skills training by Vox and involved in more than 20 ongoing BCWL-projects in Norwegian companies. FONIX is also a member of European Basic Skills Network (EBSN).
Our main focus in this work is the lack of basic skills in relevance to formal work-related training and certification for employees working within companies.
Visit website: www.fonix.as