OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more



(1) View all

Recent comments

(3) View all

Damien commented on The State of Talent Development for the Social Sector

Dear Marie,
that is a very important point you are raising here.
I am wondering if increasing school/industry partnerships could help people find there way to the job market.
I know in some countries this concept is taboo but why not? Students could have very early on internships during school time that would count in their curriculum.
That could be useful for companies that could notice directly the future talents and also give a more pragmatic role to the education system.
I would not go as far as Aaryaman for a school that teach skills rather than knowledge but I am sure both together could be more appropriate to prepare youngs to their professional life.

Meena, thanks a lot for this explanation. I am unfortunately a bit remote from any friend or family here but I just contacted some teachers and they are happy to interrogate their students about the motivation aspect of such relationships.
I have read this "design with people" before but it still did not go through completely. That's the problem of working alone in a lab. Thanks again.

Meena you are perfectly right, theory cannot replace action.
I would be happy to try a lightweight experiment but I have no idea where to start.