We recognise that the current economic climate is particularly challenging for young people. Whilst traditional employment opportunities are decreasing, young people are increasingly more prepared to take risks, embrace digital technology, and consider entrepreneurial employment opportunities. This is why we’ve started developing Task Squad.
We have been busy out and about filming for our e-connect project. The concept is simple, business people and other experts share their experience in short 'How to Videos' so young people interested in starting a business can access this knowledge bank. We have based the idea loosley on the TED lectures.
“They are really interacting – and it is what should be happening – all enjoying the time that they are spending together. Residents have been involved in BBQ parties but nothing that was as effective as the Gen2Gen project.”Regional Manager
Two years ago, I decided it was time to do something really ‘big’ with my career. My daughter was growing up, my consultancy business had also grown nicely but reached its limit in terms of my own capacity. It was time the whole consultancy team needed a new challenge.
So I awarded myself a month to be as imaginative as possible. This involved clearing whole days in the diary and challenging myself to think of a brand new idea for a business with social purpose. This is the top motivation for all my work.
Whenever on my own I thought about what I knew about, what I was good at, what I didn’t like and then took the sum of those thoughts and forced myself to imagine possibilities. It was mentally exhausting and until then I had never considered myself to be a creative person. more >
We’re over the moon to announce that we have received funding from Nominet Trust to develop our 360-degree strengths feedback tool for young people. Alongside this award we are launching FLiP as a new social venture working with youth-led organisations to deliver scalable digital solutions tackling youth unemployment. It’s exciting times!