By Catalina and Maria - Cimientos Network team - Project Leader
Last winter holidays we had our 2nd Graduates Network meeting where we welcomed future graduates of class 2015. More than forty students participated in this activity. In the morning, we introduced ourselves and talked about different topics concerning their future plans, such as job hunting and university applications.
Later that day, we visited Cimientos' office, met some of the NGO staff and had lunch together. We raffledprizes.
In the afternoon, students could participate in a workshop of their choice among different options: Working skills, Entrepreneurship and vocational guidance.
It was a very motivating and productive working day. The youths were excited to participate and meet others from different schools and neighborhoods. During winter holidays, we also visited LAN airline office where youths met employees, listened to their professional experiences and asked them questions about corporate work life. We walked through different areas in the offices and airport base at Jorge Newbery Airport.
To end this report, we have some news! The final YouthSpark Bonus Day is coming up on October 7! Microsoft will MATCH DONATIONS received between 12.00 pm and 23.59 pm EDT!, so there you have an excellent chance to donate!
Thank you very much!
Jul 12, 2015
Working on youth employment policies
By Catalina and Maria - Cimientos Graduates Network Team
On June 16th we hosted a meeting with representatives of Human Resources of different companies to promote among the private sector the importance of implementing youth employment policies. Our team presented youth employment problems data and statistics in Argentina and Latin America focusing also in the gender inequalities that still persist in our country and region.
Following this, we carried out a group activity where all the participants had to choose a position to employ the candidates whose CV’s our team handed out. Fortunately most of our candidates were potentially employable by this HR teams.
This meeting purpose was to promote consciousness among the private sector to boost youth employment opportunities in our country.
The next meeting will take place on July 21th with our future graduates’ class 2015 during their winter holidays.
Apr 13, 2015
Bonus day April 14th - Donate today
By Catalina and Maria - Graduates network coordinators
Group activity at Studying technics talk
Last Friday, April 10th, we enjoyed a whole day with our graduates at our “Annual Fall Meeting”.
In the morning, everyone attended a talk where they learnt about studying technics, important skills for youths who are just starting University and will soon prepare their first exams.
During lunch we could all share our first jobs experiences and the older youths guided the younger about their first year at University. Cimientos had prepared some gifts to raffle among the assistants, and these were given away during dessert time.
In the afternoon, the assistants could choose between two workshops: Job seeking orientation and First steps at University.
If you donate on, Microsoft’s Youthspark Bonus Day starts tomorrow Tuesday, April 18th at 9am EDT. Donations will be matched 50% up to $1,000 USD/£600 GBP per unique donor per project until matching funds run out.