Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia

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Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
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Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia
Empowering 2,000 youngsters for work in Colombia

Project Report | Jun 16, 2020
2020: The year of our reinvention

By Ana Margarita Velasquez | Executive Director

Virtual Platform for e-learning
Virtual Platform for e-learning

ENGLISH VERSION

The year 2020 we started it off on the right foot. We expanded our program to reach 100 beneficiaries, also growing in the number of allies.

In February we started the application process, in which 560 youngsters from Medellín and Envigado applied to secure a place in this new version of the program. After an arduous process that included questionnaires, psycho-technical tests, and personal interviews, we were able to select the 100 youngsters who this year joined the Jóvenes CreaTIvos community.

The COVID-19 health contingency shook us up in March, forcing us to evaluate alternatives to guarantee the continuity of the program. And in the same month, we launched a crash plan to turn a program designed to be 100% face-to-face and virtualize it in record time. We have undoubtedly reinvented ourselves to continue to fulfill our promise to empower young people for work.

On April 18, 2020, the inauguration was held with a welcome session for each group in which the new training system was introduced, and the instructors of the first two modules: Essential Skills and Entrepreneurship were presented.

Past sessions:

18 April – Welcome session

25 April – Mindfulness module (Olga T.

2, 9, 16 of May – Essential Skills: Entrepreneur and leader skills (Alex M. and Vicky M.a)

30 of May, 6, 13 of June – Entrepreneurship Workshop: A Business Idea (Fundación ROFÉ)

The first evaluation survey was carried out at the end of Essential Skills, (rating from 1 to 5, with 1 being very bad and 5 being very good) in general, the evaluation of the program is 4.90. This is an evaluation that fills us with satisfaction but also sheds light on aspects to improve that we will take into account for the following modules. 

In May, the beneficiaries received the Study Kit that contained a backpack, program shirt, cap, agenda, and USB memory. In parallel, the support material for the entrepreneurship workshop (folder and printed sheets) was delivered. 

As stipulated within our curriculum, this program also has pedagogical outings that seek to lead beneficiaries to have a meeting with companies and entities that work in the technology environment. Given the state of quarantine, we plan to take these exits to a virtual format so that the youngsters do not miss out on anything the program promised to them. Thus, on May 23, the first virtual pedagogical outing was held, which was led by Sofka Technologies. 

Assistance and Connectivity 

Throughout this last month, we have had an excellent level of completion of courses (98%), attendance at interactive sessions (94%), and minimal cases of connectivity problems (1 or 2 per group). The interactive sessions that are the most demanding in terms of connectivity are always recorded, and those who cannot connect or miss a session, can see the recorded session and do a supplementary activity so as not to count as an absence. 

Today we are closing an important chapter to start the core of Jóvenes creaTIvos: the training in software development. In the coming weeks, the beneficiaries will begin to study the introductory topic of programming: algorithms, logic, among others. And later they will start training aimed at topics such as back end, front end, test automation, etc. 

We are very excited about the journey, the performance of the youngsters, and the promising future of our program, which today, in a virtual format, has the potential to reach many more young people in remote areas of our country.

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL

El año 2020 lo arrancamos con el pie derecho. Expandimos nuestro programa Jóvenes creaTIvos para llegar a 100 beneficiarios, creciendo igualmente en nuestros aliados.

En febrero dimos inicio a la convocatoria en la que 560 jóvenes de Medellín y Envigado aplicaron para lograr un cupo en esta nueva versión del programa. Luego de un proceso arduo que incluyó cuestionarios, pruebas psicotécnicas, y entrevistas personales, logramos seleccionar a los 100 jóvenes que este año se integraron a la comunidad Jóvenes creaTIvos.

La contingencia sanitaria nos sacudió en marzo, poniéndonos a evaluar de manera súbita alternativas para garantizar la continuidad del programa. Y en este mismo mes pusimos en marcha un plan de choque para dar un giro a un programa concebido 100% presencial y virtualizarlo en tiempo récord. Indiscutiblemente nos hemos reinventado para seguir cumpliendo nuestra promesa de empoderar a jóvenes para el trabajo.

El 18 de Abril de 2020 se llevó a cabo la inauguración con una sesión de bienvenida para cada grupo en la que se introdujo el nuevo sistema de formación que se utilizaría, y se presentaron los instructores de los primeros dos módulos: Habilidades Esenciales y Emprendimiento.

Sesiones cursadas:

18 Abril – Bienvenida

25 Abril – Módulo Mindfulness (Olga T.)

2, 9, 16 de Mayo – Módulo Habilidades Esenciales: Habilidades de un Lider Emprendedor (Alex M. y Vicky M.)

30 de Mayo, 6, 13 de Junio – Taller de Emprendimiento: Una Idea de Negocio (Fundación ROFÉ)

La primera encuesta de evaluación se realizó finalizando Habilidades Esenciales, (calificación de 1 a 5, siendo 1 muy malo y 5 muy bueno) en general la evaluación del programa es de 4,90. Esta es una evaluación que nos llena de satisfacción, pero que también nos da luces sobre aspectos a mejorar que tendremos en cuenta para los módulos siguientes.

Los jóvenes beneficiarios recibieron el Kit de Estudio que contenía mochila, camiseta del programa, gorra, agenda y memoria USB. En paralelo, se realizó la entrega del material de apoyo para el taller de emprendimiento (carpeta y hojas impresas).

Como está estipulado dentro de nuestro currículum, este programa también cuenta con salidas pedagógicas que buscan llevar a los beneficiarios a tener un encuentro con empresas y entidades que trabajan en el entorno de la tecnología. Ante el estado de cuarentena pensamos en llevar estas salidas a un formato virtual de tal forma que los jóvenes no se pierdan de nada de lo que el programa prometía para ellos. Es así como el 23 de Mayo se llevó a cabo la primera salida pedagógica virtual la cual estuvo a cargo de Sofka Technologies.

Asistencia y Conectividad

A lo largo de este último mes hemos tenido un excelente nivel de culminación de cursos (98%), asistencia a sesiones interactivas (94%) y casos mínimos de problemas de conectividad, (1 o 2 por grupo). Las sesiones interactivas que son las más exigentes en nivel de conectividad son siempre grabadas, y quienes no pueden conectarse o pierden alguna sesión, pueden ver la sesión grabada y hacer una actividad supletoria para no contar como ausencia.

Hoy por hoy estamos cerrando un capítulo importante para dar inicio al corazón de Jóvenes creaTIvos: la formación en desarrollo de software. En las próximas semanas los beneficiarios empezarán a estudiar el tema introductorio de programación: algoritmos, lógica, entre otros. Y posteriormente iniciarán ya la formación dirigida a temas cono back end, front end, automatización de pruebas,

Estamos muy emocionados del camino recorrido, del desempeño de los jóvenes y del promisorio futuro que tiene nuestro programa que hoy ya en formato virtual tiene el potencial para llegar a muchos más jóvenes en zonas remotas de nuestro país.

Delivery of Study Kits - Entrega de Kit de Estudio
Delivery of Study Kits - Entrega de Kit de Estudio
Sofka Virtual visit -  Visita virtual a Sofka
Sofka Virtual visit - Visita virtual a Sofka
Zoom sessions for Interactive Classes
Zoom sessions for Interactive Classes
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