Company visit to John Deere
The first four months of the school year (February - May) have been full of exiting opportunities for our youth. The Youth Employability Progam´s participatory workshops lounched in almost half of the 17 high schools FAJ is working in. This means, that more than 200 eleventh and tenth grade students have been recivieng intensive training with the objective of strengthening their abilities for employability.
The participants have been developing their soft skills, learning about communication, networking and personal branding, ellaborating their resumes, participating in job interview drills, and developing their life plans with short, mid and longterm personal and professional goals. We have had lots of fun in our workshops, where we use a participatory methodology to build knowledge and strengthen group cohesion. We reflect, discuss and debate in order to generate criteria and stimulate in the participants the capacity to understand the context, plan for their future and pursue their dreams.
All of the classes that participated in the trainnings and workshops closed the module by with a company visit. Groups of 25 students from each of the high schools spent a morning in some of the private companies that integrate our network of partners, and learned more about the requirements to access the formal job market. Business such as Jonh Deere, Hilton Hotels, ACOBO Financial Group, and Intel, opened their doors and volunteered their employees to spend a morning talking with our students and showing them what it means to be a part of a private company.
Company visits represent a valuable opportunity for students that are about to conclude their secondary education. They allow the teenagers to understand the needs of the private sector regarding human resources, to listen to testimonials of employees that have been able to advance within the company through education, to ask questions, and to start visualizing themselves in similar professional environments.
Thank you for your valuable support! Your generous contribution makes us stronger and allows us to continue opening new opportunities for costarican youth!
Company visit to Intel
Company visit to Hilton Hotels