The Institute for Social Opportunity (IOS) is a Charitable Social Assistance Entity certified by CEBAS, which has been promoting free professional training and employability for young people and people with disabilities since 1998.
IOS trains professionals who, in addition to their technical knowledge and theoretical training, add behavioral competencies sought by the labor market, such as relationship management, respect of diversity, teamwork and creative problem solving, always based on an innovative mindset.
Seek, support and monitor the employability of young people and people with disabilities, who have less access to work opportunities.
To be a reference and to have excellence in training, professional qualification and relationships that promote employment opportunities for young people and people with disabilities, transforming them into agents that change their communities.
We are an agent of transformation based on: Integrity, Ethics, Respect, Dedication, Search for Knowledge and Team Spirit..
The Institute for Social Opportunity (IOS) is a non-profit institution that works in a network with other social organizations or private entities.
Networking allows you to be in several territories where there is a demand for vocational training for young people and people with disabilities.
Avenue Gal. Ataliba Leonel, 245
Phone: +55 (11) 9.7343-9010
Obra Social Dom Bosco
Street Álvaro de Mendonça, 456
Phone: +55 (11) 9.9592-0836
Sociedade Santos Mártires
Street Luís Baldinato, 09
Phone: +55 (11) 9.4351-6075
Street Coronel Luís Barroso, 455
Phone: +55 (11) 9.3072-7108
Obra Social São Francisco Xavier
Street da Terra, 80 – Serraria
Phone: +55 (11) 9.7366-1495
ADRA – Núcleo Vinde a Mim
Street do Canário, 308 – Jd. Boa Esperanca
Phone: +55 (19) 9.8164-1144
Street Benedito Dias, 87 – Nova Aldeinha
Phone: +55 (11) 9.4372-3683
Avenue Juscelino Kubitscheck, 627
Phone: +55 (47) 9.9204-4627
PUC São Gabriel
Street Walter Ianni, 255 andar – São Gabriel
Phone: +55 (31) 9.9705-9270
Avenue Afonso Vaz de Melo, 1200 – Barreiro
Phone: +55 (31) 9.9705-9270
Pão dos Pobres
Street da República, 801 – Cidade Baixa
Phone: +55 (51) 3433-6921
Avenue Paris, 72 – Laboratório 102 C – Bonsucesso
Phone: +55 (21) 9.9512-3276 | +55 (21) 9.9969-6642
Universidade Castelo Branco
Avenue de Santa Cruz, 1631 – Realengo
Phone: +55 (21) 9.9969-6642
We believe in youth protagonism and the social inclusion of young people through education and work, which are some of the fundamental elements for the development of a nation.
We work to ensure that opportunities for professional training and job vacancies are offered equally to young people and people with disabilities.
People with access to educational and professional opportunities have more autonomy, assume a role in their lives, strengthen and restore social bonds with their families and community.
Since 1998, we have grown consistently, multiplied our units, worked with different governments, resisted different economic crises and, most importantly, supported more than 42 thousand young people through training and work. We train, on average, 2,000 students per year and by supporting their job search, we have been able to increase their families’ income by around 54%.
This strength and resilience are explained by simple fundamentals. First, we have employees who are truly committed to their work and aware that their results directly affect the service provided to young people who have an entire future ahead of them. Second, because we have adopted administrative practices such as strategic planning, projects, schedules, budgets, certificates, partners, collections, pressure, results and deliveries, many deliveries.
Here at IOS we seek to provide the best work environment for our teams and the best environment for the education of our students.
We believe that training should consider the student in the center of the issues and understand, from their perspective, under what conditions education needs to happen. Therefore our methodology takes into account technological innovation, including courses focused on technology – the career of the future which presents great employment opportunities, higher education and entrepreneurship – and pedagogical innovation, based entirely on the context of students, offering non-traditional educational models, psychosocial care, involving family members, investing in students’ socio-emotional skills and in supporting the development of people appropriate to their trajectories.
We continuously invest in infrastructure, in servers; we have adequate computers, internet, updated market software and a special concern in the constant improvement of accessibility for people with disabilities.
Many events marked our trajectory of life transformation and social impact.
The third sector and social development
The 18 years of IOS were marked by the publication of a book that tells the stories of 21 people who had their lives transformed through the work of the Institute. A behind-the-scenes video was also produced. Check it out.
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We offer free professional training in the areas of Administration and Information Technology (IT) based on a hybrid-teaching model, which includes:
Contents are taught in a transversal and interdisciplinary way that contribute to the training and learning of students, such as:
In addition, we offer support to students through:
It is through this joint and simultaneous work that IOS trains young people and prepares them for the start of their professional lives. The Institute also supports employing partners with initial recruitment in a unique way by looking for students who have already graduated and who not only meet the requested technical requirements but also have a behavioral profile compatible with the position and culture of the partner company.
Registration open for the 1st semester of 2021
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Registration open for the 1st semester of 2022