50 young students and 20 HR professionals launched together the project “Your First Job – The Z Generation Employability Kit”
By HR Club on 07 June 2018
On June 5, 2018, HR Club launched the project "Your First Job", in partnership with Scoala de Valori.
50 high school students and university students aged between 16 and 23 met with 20 HR specialists and managers from well-known companies in Romania to set up an ambitious project that aims to contribute to diminishing the expectations gap between young people at their first job and employers, as well as to facilitate the access and integration of the Generation Z on the labor market.
The day began with three soft skills workshops delivered by the trainers of Scoala de Valori, aiming at raising awareness of the set of abilities needed by a future employee and how he/she can use them to work as efficiently as possible. Among the topics discussed were: Internet of things, Digital literacy and Work Skills 2030.
In the second half of the day, under the emblem "Living Library", the young participants met their mentors, experienced HR professionals, HR Club members. They presented the seven themes that will make up the Employability Kit, and afterwards the working groups were formed and the first steps of the meetings to be held during the summer were established.
Andrew Gabriel Stupu, one of the young ambassadors of the project, said: "I know Scoala de Valori from the 2016 edition of <<Exceptionalii>>, one of the projects that has had a huge impact on my development and on hundreds of young people in Romania. Last year, HR Club Romania gave me the honor to invite me in the Generation Z jury at the HR Excellence Awards Gala. And there's no greater joy than seeing two organizations that have laid bricks on your growth foundation join one of the hottest career guidance programs that involves Do and DOERS, not Wish and Thinkers."
What will happen next? The final product of the project will be an online kit that will include information on the labor market and employability, presented with attractive communication tools tailored to the new generation. The kit will be created during the summer, by working teams of 100 young ambassadors of the project along with HR specialists who will act as mentors. The 100 high school and university students will benefit from vocational counseling, company visits, or "one day employee" programs.
We are still looking for Your First Job Ambassadors! Signatures can be completed by filling out this form: https://sdv.typeform.com/to/Pab0XN. More details about the project can be found on the dedicated page.
Project by HR Club in partnership with Scoala de Valori
Main partner: BCR
Partners: Coca-Cola HBC Romania, Euro APS, Faurecia, SCC, Telekom Romania, Tenaris Silcotub
Supported by: Carrefour Romania, Catalyst, DB Global Technology, YourWay, Wizegen
Annual partners: Romanian Software, Trend
Partner on legal matters: PeliFilip