Way to go Yelp! Eleven Yelp employees have volunteered to serve as mentors to participants of our summer internship program. Each mentor will meet weekly with three youth to guide them through their work experience. #Volunteer#Mentorship
Want to help the future of the workforce to develop #jobskills ? Sign up to become a mentor at tinyurl.com/EFYmentor
Meet Jarius. The Scoop is his first paying job!! He joined the team in April, walks to work from his home near Mosby, and attends Church Hill Academy. He is earnest, cheerful, loves learning, and likes to delight customers. Hiring youth from our community is a central part of our mission. Come get the Scoop on him someday soon! #thescoop#scooprva#jobskills#opportunity#customerservice
Hello there, let's talk about the employability of Job seekers.
A lot of people have to deal with doors slammed in their faces after interviews or waiting tirelessly for interviewers to call or email them after their first meeting with, telling them "you have been hired" but often times they never get those calls.
This is not because they lack the necessary educational qualifications but because they lack the basic employable skills most companies look out for.
Some of these basic employable skills are:- - Good work ethics
- Problem solving skills
- Computer literacy
- Digital skills
- Communication skills
- Good team spirit
- Time management
- People skills
Just to mention a few.
These skills are called soft skills. They equip you with the mental, emotional and technical strength to deliver at any point in time. This is why it is essential for every job seeker to take relevant courses as well as volunteer for organizations and companies when they have the opportunity to, so as to gain work experience, boost yourself and your CV.
Employers look out for talented people that can add a whole lot to the growth of their business, so one should equip him/herself with these necessary skills that are transferable and powerful in other to Standout.
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What are 21st century skills? Mr Azzopardi gives us some relevant points
The first panelist was Michael Azzopardi, EY Senior Manager IT Advisory, who talked about the digital disruption and its impact on business, government and society and which is therefore relevant for the development of the educational system.
Most of what children learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40 and 50% of what university students learn in their first year will be outdated by their third year of study. This is due to the fast development of the technology that makes some hard skills become obsolete much faster than before. In a fast-changing world, students indeed need to improve and focus much more on their soft skills to be able to fit the new market and job tasks.
Team ability, emotional intelligence, attitude to learn are necessary for fast adaptation. Critical-thinking and creativity are also necessary to face the challenges of having to find solutions to new problems. One more of the many interesting points Mr. Azzopardi raised, is the importance of a first hands-on experience that students need to have in the CV before applying for a job position. That supports also the opinion of Professor Maurits Van Rooijen, UCM Chiarman of the Academic Senate, who strongly support the work integrated learning. #education#malta#ucm#unitedcampusofmalta#skills#softskills#jobskills#jobmarket#21century#learningbydoing#createyourowncompany#creativity#teamwork#teampreneur#bba#bbainentrepreneurship#entrepreneurs#nchfemalta#ncfhe
Thanks to Megan Sweeney of @GapInc for sitting down with us to share your story! Megan told us why she #volunteers and gave tons of great advice for our youth to keep in mind on interviews and throughout their career. #WorkforceDevelopment#WhyIVolunteer
See the full interview on our blog — link in bio!
We participated to the panel discussion about why 21st century skills are important for young persons. The panel was organised by the Ministry of Education at the new Transport Malta premises in Mosta.
The leading questions for this discussion, moderated and lead by Mr. Keith Demicoli, were: Why are 21stcentury skills important for young persons? Why is it important that they are developed when they are younger?
The panel members were:
Joshua Zammit (food factory)
Mikela Fenech Pace (distribution)
Christine Coleiro (FIMBank)
Therese Camilleri (UM)
Martin Borg (MCAST)
Kirsten Cutajar Miller (UCM)
The panel addressed the topics of the importance of the learning-by-doing approach and how to match what the employers look for with the educational offer.
Christine Scholz, Research and Policy Manager at National Commission for Further and Higher Education of Malta, spoke about the latest results of the NCFHE’s research on the skills required by the employers and the ones the Maltese graduates own and their perception of those. The results confirm that students also perceive a gap in their soft skills, however they also place a larger importance on technical competence, contrary to what the market requires.
Oral communications, teamwork, problem-solving, planning and organising, ability to multitask and writing are the soft skills that are requested the most and that the students do not evaluate well in their experiences.
Kirsten Cutajar Miller, new UCM Head of Institution, said that for UCM the solution is a simple one, based on the learning-by-doing approached as embedded in the UCM BBA in Entrepreneurship. This course allows students to develop their soft-skills together with their technical competence in business administration, since students operate in a team of 15 students for 3 and a half years, and get to set-up their own legally-functioning enterprise, whilst being coached by industry experts.
We can have alll kinds of dreams, but they are words lost to the wind if we do not act upon them. Writing them down really does make that difference, they become real goals, tangible motivation towards that final outcome.
Please join us in welcoming our two newest Enterprise board members: Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz, and EVP & Chief People Officer of @gapinc, Brent Hyder!
As Enterprise continues to grow, we are so thrilled to have these two gentlemen ready and willing to contribute to the incredible #YouthDevelopment and #JobReadiness opportunities that Enterprise has to offer.
See more about these marvelous leaders on our blog - link in bio!
We've got a brand new #internship opportunity with 18 Reasons this summer! One Enterprise youth will spend the summer at this awesome non-profit learning all about building community through food, and of course, gaining valuable skills that will serve them in their career
It's been so much fun celebrating all of our @sfmade #Summer#Intern partnerships all week for #SFMW18 .
We are thrilled to announce that one of our #HeroesAtWork speakers, Fellenia C., will be spending the summer working with @socolachocs !
One Enterprise youth will #intern this summer with @futuregloryco through our @sfmade partnership! This extraordinary #SmallBusiness makes handcrafted leather bags, all while supporting women and local communities. It's so incredible to be sending an intern to work with them!