To solve the youth unemployment problem, this program is designed for the youth at the age of 16 to 24 years old who are from dysfunctional and underprivileged families or are raised by single parent, grandparents, or new immigrant families. Through the program, we plan to equip youths with progressive attitude and professional skills. The career training includes career exploration, career planning, skill training, workplace experiences, and internship.
The statistics data in 2017 shows the average unemployment rate is 12.47% to the age of 20 to 24, 9.11% to the age of 15 to 19. Based on our experience over the past years, the main reason why disadvantaged youth cannot be successfully employed is the lack of confidence, courage and interpersonal skills. Most of them seek low threshold work. This project is designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth and help them to get positive employment experience.
Instructors will provide relevant tests, so that students know their own character, interest and ability. Then, instructors will guide students to produce resume, autobiography or film, so that others see their own characteristics and advantages. Social workers will arrange according to student interest in workplace practice, so that students can get a chance to try, the first step is to take the job.
It is expected that 100 students will complete the relevant tests and meet with social workers to set their own future employment direction. Then, about 90 people will know how to write a resume, autobiography and shoot self-introduction of the short film. 80 students will be able to complete one month of workplace practice. After internship, 65% participants will be able to get a full-time job. There will be 20% participants return to schools; 15% participants will obtain a part-time job.