Meaningful Employment Outcomes for Youth
How can the ESI Youth Career Mentorship program affect the career paths and unemployment rates for youth in rural and/or isolated communities? Job sampling and career mentorship opportunities have been shown to be effective strategies for increasing meaningful employment outcomes for youth. Young people in some rural and/or isolated communities in Vietnam are often disconnected from both employers and information regarding potential employment pathways or opportunities in their communities. This lack of information can make it difficult for these youth to make decisions about post-secondary education, alternative training options, and career pathways.
The ESI Youth Career Mentorship Programs look at the effectiveness of mentorship tools and fund to help youth overcoming knowledge and gaps in work as a means of reducing these barriers to employment pathways.
ESI Youth Career Mentorship Program®
The ESI Youth Career Mentorship Programs help students and youth gain a solid understanding of the labour market, employment and career preparation. With the distinct education system and culture of Vietnam, the ESI Youth Career Mentorship Program is to ensure that students are prepared for post-secondary education, trade schools, or entry-level professional success through developing professional communication skills, knowledge about the college application process, knowledge about career fields, soft-skills for career development, and self-efficacy for personal and professional problem-solving and goal-setting.
Explore a Career Field
The ESI Youth Career Mentorship Program helps youth easily access information on employment, health, schooling resources, certifications and training, and a range of other resources to improve the employability, leverage all resources to connect youth with current and future employers.
Learn & Gain Valuable Skills
We help youth learn and gain valuable skills through the incorporation of mentor/mentee matching and training, post-secondary outreach programs, and work shadowing and career coaching experiences. Mentors and mentees are screened using evidence-based assessment methods shown to effectively pair mentorship program participants.
Connect with Real Experience
The ESI Youth Career Mentorship Program allows youth, both locally in Vietnam and in surrounding countries, an opportunity to increase their employability and create educated decisions about post-secondary studies and other training opportunities and pathways.
Self-Efficacy & Employability
Our program outcomes focus on the development of your self-efficacy and the effectiveness of increasing understanding of career pathways and training opportunities and requirements for youth through the effectiveness of the mentor/mentee pairing approach and the success factors for youth future career and training pathways.
Together Creating New Jobs and Increasing Employment Rates!
The ESI Youth Career Mentorship Program® (YCM®) supports healthy-decision making in young people by providing them with professional adult mentors through partnerships with the corporate community. The goal of our Career Mentoring Program is to help empower and motivate high school students to higher academic and personal career success by providing them with an opportunity to explore a career field they may be interested in, in a cost-effective manner, creating connections with youth and the “real world” experience, and identifying which careers are of higher interest to youth vs. which careers would be available to them upon graduation.
The program also supports the collection and analysis of information regarding career preferences for youth. This will help assess the impact of targeted recruitment strategies on increasing interest in strategic areas (e.g., trades, information and communications technology). This also allows for an assessment of the relevance of data collected to future curriculum and occupational development opportunities for training organizations (e.g., post-secondary institutes, private training colleges).