The Winchester Project launches an anti-poverty initiative in the London Borough of Camden - creating a suite of digital resources to enable professional service providers to better support children and young people
An innovative crowd-funding platform from Participle enables local residents to invest in thriving local businesses and connects local businesses to skilled and motivated people that can power their growth.
With a million young people out of work, a contracting economy and a Government looking to small businesses for job creation, the need for new solutions has never been more critical.
So last week Dan Sutch and I were lucky enough to be invited by the wonderful Giulio Quaggiotto and Denisa Papayova over at the UNDP in Bratislava to give a presentation on technology can support digital inclusion, and particuarly econimic inclusion, for young people. You can see our slides here
Addressing this question first means understanding the changing context of participation in employment. We drew on some research from our recent State of the Art Review on Employment and the Internet to give a sense underlying influences we should be aware of:
The Design Council in partnership with Nominet Trust have just launched the Working Well Design Challenge. Designers and youth organisations are being invited to join forces to design, build and launch new digital products and services that help young people develop their talents and earn a living.
A new initiative aims to increase jobseekers’ awareness of their online profile – and its importance in their search for work
Search engine research
Inappropriate use of the internet has created many new pitfalls for people seeking work. While the growth of online technology has opened up opportunities for web users the world over, the internet also presents new social problems created by its very existence.
A new tool that enables the comparison of the lives of young adults across England will play a key role in shaping future policy development
Rich and practically useful information A new tool is harnessing the power of modern web technologies to enable policy makers and the wider public to compare the educational, employment and personal circumstances of young adults in every neighbourhood across England for the first time.
New and emerging technologies for education and employment
This insight paper aims to stimulate thinking and raise questions that may inspire new debates, approaches, tools and technologies to better address the multiple challenges, needs and issues facing young people, particularly those who are out of work or not in education or training.
That's the question we're hoping to answer as part of a crowdsourced research project we're undertaking. And we need your input!
We not looking to develop a list of examples of where digital technologies have been used to support young people's employment, enterprise or social action. Instead, we want to identify some of the core principles that really explain the how of using technology to support this group of individuals.