Join YES as a Youth worker
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The YES project helps Youth Workers very practically to learn in practice entrepreneurship with all modern and digital tools, within their Venture Programme Project (VPP), that is their business project idea/plan. This makes their professional profile much stronger and improves their survival rate as entrepreneur severely. In their turn, Youth Workers can pass on their new trained skills and use our methodology to contribute to fighting youth unemployment. Youth Work is much more effective if the youth has a stable fundament. Youth Workers can help youth to fight unemployment via entrepreneurship.
The project aims at achieving the following objectives:
- provide the Trainers the capacity to teach our methodology to Youth workers ;
- give the Youth workers the possibility to create their own businesses ;
- stimulate the use of Digital Skills on XXI Century companies ;
- create an International Network of Trainers in Entrepreneurship for youth workers ;
Within our programme, we stimulate and practise the use of Digital Skills on 21st Century companies, including literacy skills like 3D printing, Virtual Reality, website and webshop design and media literacy through e-learning and publishing, learning skills like conceptual and creative thinking, collaborating within a team and with other independent professionals and communicating via modern channels. Expert entrepreneurs have learned the hard way that the most interesting ventures are built in a space in which the future is not only unknown but unknowable. Still, yet, entrepreneurs do shape this unpredictable future. They use techniques which minimize the use of prediction and allows them to shape the future. The unique thing is that by equipping the Youth Workers, we create a multiplier effect among youth. From the start of the programme, Youth Workers start to engage in skype meeting, and/or other digital tools that support/enhance collaboration with experienced entrepreneurs and peer Youth Workers in other EU countries to get feedback on their concepts and to inform about the potential impact of their concept in that country. This way Youth Workers learn to think in an international context, enlarge their (international) network and benefit directly from this approach.