The Career Connect Program equips 14-19 year olds with information, skills and access to opportunities to make a healthy transition to adulthood. The program is primarily aimed at empowerment through life skills and access to opportunities.The program conducts career awareness workshops, runs short-term modules in English, communication skills, and money management. Career guidance is also provided, and Career Connect facilitates access to internships, scholarships, vocational training and jobs.The Program has people from the community to leverage their understanding of the target group and their resistance. A team of alumni from the program support this team reaching out to young people and parents across the neighbourhood.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportTransitional supportMentorship/internship/job placementCommunity resourcesSkills for WorkOther
Model details2010Not-for-profit21st century skills (soft skills)Vocational/technical skillsOtherActiveLong-term project
BeneficiariesOtherYouth from underprivileged communities
Sessions are conducted in low cost schools within 8 kms of the center, encouraging children to enrol for the career connect programs thus reaching out to the urban poor people.
Scale25027 youth engaged with across 2 career connect centersMarch, 2016
From reaching out to 3179 young people in 2014 the program has reached out to 5027 young people by providing scholarships, placement support in addition to vocational training.
The program has plans to increase the depth of programs by bringing new alternative career opportunities for the youth and focusing on the entrepreneurship module for young people.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
The Life Skill Assessment scale, one of the first scales developed to measure life skills developed in young people; Computer skills development; the Life Preparedness scale are some of our evaluation techniques.Student retentionOtherLife PreparednessNo