Start date: Dec 1, 2015,
End date: Jul 31, 2016
Having a university or college degree has become the norm in our societies but what do these give us in terms of skills? We hear that young people find it difficult to find employment because they lack the working experience and even worse, the skills to do certain jobs. Our project looked at the different skills that young people have and helped them to develop and enhance these skills, helping them find these skills and adapt them to a working environment so that they can increase their chances of employment.
We looked at the different fields of education that our young people have chosen and also looked at their life skills, their soft skills, their practical skills and other skills they might have and saw how we can use these skills to make them more attractive to employers and also give them a more diverse spectrum of employment opportunities.
The project allowed the participants to explore and discover their skills allowing them to give more attention to these skills and focus on finding employment based on their true skills, combining their education and live experiences to enhance their chances of employment.
This youth exchange focused on the different skills young have or can obtain through various methods allowing them to utilise their strength and enhance the areas of their weaknesses, to give them confidence and faith that their efforts are not lost and that even in difficult times, employment opportunities are out there for those that know how to use what they already have.
We embarked on a journey to a place called Skill Ville where we worked on our different skills and left to face a real world filled with challenged that we are equipped to deal with, to embrace a labour market with our skills and change the status of young people from unemployed to employable and employed.
We believe the participants left the project with new found enthusiasm about their skills, and the knowledge to address the unemployment problems in their country by understanding the labour market better and knowing their own skills and capabilities allowing them to increase their employability and find jobs.
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