Disadvantaged students in Russia get help in finding jobs
The “My Career” remote employment programme helps young people to learn more about individual professions, master communication skills and write a CV.
The “Focus Media” and Citi Foundations have published the results of the work of the platform for the 2017/18 academic year. More than 3,000 students from 170 colleges in Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Moscow and the Moscow region have gained access to training courses and information about work professions. 563 people received temporary and permanent work experience, while 280 teachers were trained in the work of the platform with the help of regional specialist trainers.
“Young people are our main target audience. They are often unsure on how to choose a career, how the employment process works, how to be successful in job interviews or properly identify their professional training needs”, said Oksana Barkalova, Deputy Director of the “Focus Media” Foundation. “All this knowledge can be accessed via our remote platform”, she added.
The project is designed for young people from socially disadvantaged groups, including graduates from primary and secondary vocational educational institutions; orphans; young disabled people in the jobs market and teenagers who come from difficult domestic backgrounds.
This is an experimental platform under the auspices of the Federal Institute for Educational Development (FIED). The training lasts for two months and consists of eight compulsory and three additional courses, each of which comprises a variety of material, mini-tests to consolidate existing knowledge, final tests and assignments that are checked and assessed by the platform’s tutors.
A special module for companies offering jobs and internships to college students will appear on the platform in the near future.