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YouthForce - a 'small project' job market for young people

Aimed as 16-24 year olds, the YouthForce could be an online platform where local businesses post up 'small projects' they are seeking help on. This could be something as simple as setting up a web page, or tutor employees about new technologies.

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While young people are job seeking, can we leverage their skills to create a new on-demand job market to support businesses who need 'small projects' completed?

Aimed as 16-24 year olds, the YouthForce could be an online platform where local businesses post up 'small projects' they are seeking help on. This could be something as simple as setting up a web page, or tutor employees about new technologies. Young people can take these up and gain experience as well as payment.

Jobs should be vetted to leverage professional skills, rather than temp or task-oriented.

This requires a lot of work to sign up partner companies (such as Barclays perhaps?) and other questions are things like how can we refresh the ecosystem as users find employment and leave to bigger better things?

How will your concept support young people as they transition into the world of work?

This platform offers young people the ability to exercise their 'professional skills' in small project-based work, rather than odd-jobs that might not lead to professional development.

What online or in-person components of your concept will best support this transition?

This is currently envisioned as an online platform.

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Paul Reader - http://www.openideo.com/profiles/ubiquity/ Eric Kotonya - http://www.openideo.com/profiles/erickotonya/

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Haiyan good work........... really nice writing.

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