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Connecting the dots, an organization that provides a 2 year mentorship for recent college graduates to work in development. 1st year they will work in the bay area with top notch organizations and the second year work internationally in the field.
"L.I.V.E. Your Dream" is an online tool that...
Helps employers write more specific job postings
Assists job seekers define their dream job (based on LIFE STYLE, INTERESTS, VALUES, and EXPERTISE)
And matches employers with job seekers
Most times, entering the market is difficult because you have no chance to properly demonstrate your skills. The only thing people go after is your CV, and that does not do you justice, or show who you truly are.
Young artists might not feel secure enough to insist on getting paid for their work, or maybe they just don't know where to start. Young art lovers want art in their lives but don't have a ton of money to spend ... enter "crowd-commissioning."
The lack of youth employment doesn't depend on a lack of demand of services, but rather on financial limitations in the economy. The next step needed might need to be building the infrastructure for a complementary economy of service exchange.
To find a job, one needs to have acquired the right skills. Yet, what if we had the right skills but did not know? What if we were looking for the wrong job based on what we think we can do? The FYP toolkit can help you answer these questions.
In our search for work, we need to be aware of our abilities and preferences, and channel them the right way. How? An online app aggregating self-assessment tools to find the jobs that fit, and giving contacts doing those jobs to help you get there
Open IDEO could be used as a teaching program to children younger than 18. Mentors would supervise the children and approve their concepts to be published. They would also teach students how to work together with others to achieve a common goal.
If there are gaps which are affecting the employment landscape, we must come up with instruments to bridge those gaps. My model addresses the 'skills' gap - the gap between what the industry requires and what the job seekers provide
The confidence about what you want to do with your life is something that comes along with the age and experience. However, young people are forced to go to a college right after high school before they really know what they want to do/are good at.
A two pronged system that allows young people to get on-the-job training in a company while attending a vocational school. This will help transform the youth population into a highly skilled workforce.
To design a confidence diagnostic tool based on an appropriate academic model, like CIAO, to help young people understand the importance of and how to improve their confidence, motivation and resilience.
Combine the best of sports, non-profits and social entrepreneurship. "It takes a village to raise a child", well we can utilize a community to train young people in the project-management skills they need to succeed in any workplace.
Sometime what we need is a good opportunity that mostly doesn't come easy. The Opportunity Project is a one year apprentice/internship program that provide a strong base for the young so they're able to make the right decision for their future.
Using technology to create a more pluralistic and a global learning system. Students and teachers from different countries will work together virtually, sitting in their own classrooms. Goal is prepare young people to be part of a global workforce.
The Buddy System stems from the idea of formalizing a peer-to-peer mentoring network within school systems; thereby allowing a greater network of shared knowledge and experience amongst students transitioning into the world of work.