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Governments supporting successful businessmen that choose to mentor the development of a “soon to be entrepreneur” will enhance the country’s business environment and will help expand the country’s economy and availability of quality jobs.

Governments supporting successful businessmen that choose to mentor the development of a “soon to be entrepreneur” will enhance the country’s business environment and will help expand the country’s economy and availability of quality jobs.

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There are a number of different types of capital that can be traded, most often used is money. But we could also loan experience to get that break that will be the start to a successful career.

There are a number of different types of capital that can be traded, most often used is money. But we could also loan experience to get that break that will be the start to a successful career.

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A rotation of professionals come into schools to "teach" a class each week (or month) about what they do in their job, as well as some of the softer things about working.

A rotation of professionals come into schools to "teach" a class each week (or month) about what they do in their job, as well as some of the softer things about working.

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This concept focuses on securing what has remained of the asset base in a post disaster situation(people) and generating lost assets (resources) in a sustainable manner which is fundamental to livelihood rebuilding of affected communities.

This concept focuses on securing what has remained of the asset base in a post disaster situation(people) and generating lost assets (resources) in a sustainable manner which is fundamental to livelihood rebuilding of affected communities.

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Work at StartupHostel. A hostel entirely run by young people for young people. 

Join or kick-off a start-up at your local hostel. Join or host a class.

StartupHostel is both for the globetrotter and for the entrepreneur.

Make it yours!

Work at StartupHostel. A hostel entirely run by young people for young people. Join or kick-off a start-up at your local hostel. Join or host a class. StartupHostel is both for the globetrotter and for the entrepreneur. Make it yours!

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A multi-tiered on-line service focused on allowing employers to identify the skills that they most want and then for students to acquire and showcase those skills to employers.

A multi-tiered on-line service focused on allowing employers to identify the skills that they most want and then for students to acquire and showcase those skills to employers.

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The concept is about how if young people are encouraged to aspire to join a place of work rather than feeling the need to join it, there would be a greater impulse to work.

The concept is about how if young people are encouraged to aspire to join a place of work rather than feeling the need to join it, there would be a greater impulse to work.

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The concept is about being able to record and having your track record of what you like in front of you.It could be what one really likes to do and have a format to understand one's versatile interests which can work as a CV for later.

The concept is about being able to record and having your track record of what you like in front of you.It could be what one really likes to do and have a format to understand one's versatile interests which can work as a CV for later.

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What if community leaders, teachers and mentors create Google+ Career Hangout Events?

What if community leaders, teachers and mentors create Google+ Career Hangout Events?

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Bring together Start Up Entrepreneurs, financiers and young talented people in order to find a future job, an employee or financing.

Bring together Start Up Entrepreneurs, financiers and young talented people in order to find a future job, an employee or financing.

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A online area where skills like Powerpoint, Excel, and any others that we can think of are taught in various forms. Print versions, Videos, Interactive do as you go lessons. It would really help fill the gaps in higher education.

A online area where skills like Powerpoint, Excel, and any others that we can think of are taught in various forms. Print versions, Videos, Interactive do as you go lessons. It would really help fill the gaps in higher education.

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A digital tool that helps young people 'bank' their experiences in an online 'vault' (which they can view as a timeline) and then retrieve at a later date, already formatted into a CV template specific to their job application.

A digital tool that helps young people 'bank' their experiences in an online 'vault' (which they can view as a timeline) and then retrieve at a later date, already formatted into a CV template specific to their job application.

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As the saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a productive child" (adapted African proverb).  Many skills sought after by progressive employers are not explicitly taught in schools today - perhaps we can supplement with practice and group feedback

As the saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a productive child" (adapted African proverb). Many skills sought after by progressive employers are not explicitly taught in schools today - perhaps we can supplement with practice and group feedback

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10,000 hours. That's the amount of hours you need to invest become excellent at something. When I heard this number I was really scared but then I looked at this statistic and I realized that people all around me are already putting in these hours.

10,000 hours. That's the amount of hours you need to invest become excellent at something. When I heard this number I was really scared but then I looked at this statistic and I realized that people all around me are already putting in these hours.

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An agency giving young people experience of the workplace by allowing teams of students work in industry for 2-3 months spending half their time on a competition of their choice, and the other half on work set by the host company.

An agency giving young people experience of the workplace by allowing teams of students work in industry for 2-3 months spending half their time on a competition of their choice, and the other half on work set by the host company.

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