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Interview and Employability Skills Masterclass

The Interview & Employability Masterclass aims to give students practical experience so that they can develop interview techniques and feel prepared for the real thing.  This could be to secure a place at 6th form college, university or a first interview with a potential employer.

Objectives:

  • CV - Support students in creating a competitive CV (resume) that sets them apart in the jobs market.
  • Practice and develop interview techniques
  • Help students identify their own perosnal attributes and skills


Head Start Pakistan

Head Start meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching and in experiential learning sessions in work readiness education and career perspecitve. The work shop based program includes 3 volunteer led sessions that include resume writing, interviewing and introduction to internships.


Head Start Qatar

“Head Start” focuses on resume writing, the science of interviewing, and the benefits of internships. The three sessions provide engaging and experiential training in work-readiness and career perspectives.

Head Start Goals

By providing engaging academically enriching and experiential learning sessions in work-readiness education and career perspectives, Head Start teaches the youth the skills they need to succeed in the work place and the world of business.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

• Identify and demonstrate the work-readiness skills needed to research.

• Get and keep a job.

•Develop innovative personal strategies to achieve lifelong learning pursuits and career

opportunities.

• Understand the inportance of internships, how to get them, and what to do before, during and after an internship.

 

 

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Qatar

Mock Interview Workshop

This programme involves employers from different industries going into school and offering students the chance to have a mock interview against a real job description. Each student is then given constructive feedback on their performance.


Marketplace

It is an active learning tool where 20-40 students can simulate a small country called Marketplace. There can be 8 households in the simulation who buy a business from the auction. Students can choose between a Producer, Seller and a Bank. Facilitators take the role of Government and Central Bank. Households sell their workforce to  Producers who also buy Land from Government and make products. Then they sell the products to Sellers. Sellers sell the goods to the households who change the products for Satisfaction units. Meanwhile everybody can save the money in the bank and periodically loans can be taken. Government can change the market situation and give out several laws to make impact on households and businesses.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Estonia

Global Connection Program

 Global Connection program is the first JA educational program focused on entrepreneurship and innovation to involve high school students from China and U.S. in the creation and management of an international trading company. Global Connection Program aims to foster innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and promoting cultural exchange between Chinese and American students. The final objective of this program is to help teenagers to become successful competitors in the context of a global economy.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA China

Career Exploration

Career Exploration is an Open-dialogue discussion between students and volunteers. The purpose is to expose students  to a wide range of career possibilities and provide resources to help them begin focusing on and pursuing career interests at an early age. The duration: half a day

 

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JA Talk Show

An Interactive JA Talk Show features two guests/speakers from ExxonMobil Singapore to share their life and work experience with the students. It provides a good exposure for the students as they can interact with industry professionals and ask questions. 

 

 

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JA Project Management - High

JA Project Management workshop is activity-based, practical-oriented learning. It helps students with important project management skills such as organize their work, understand the environmental constraints related to projects, and holistic approach to plan for projects. The average time for this workshop is 4 hours. 

Program Outlines
Students will learn the following project management concepts and principles: 


  • What is a project
  • Understand constraints in projects: 

          - Scope
          - Time
          -  Resources 

  • Where to start? 

         - Gather relevant information 
         - Prioritize requirements 

  • How to organize and plan?

         - List the requirements 
         - Breakdown the work
         - Identify dependencies of the work
         - Assign work 

  • Develop Project Schedule 

  • Class activities 


         - Group exercise on sample projects, such as School Carnival 

  • Reflection

         - Anything on roles, responsibilities and commitments? 
         - What about communication?
         - How do you if you are on track?

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

Entrepreneurship Academy Programme

The JA South Africa Entrepreneurship Academy Programme - a seven to eight month long programme for grades 10 – 12, with weekly sessions of three hours each, incorporating entrepreneurial, financial literacy and workplace readiness programmes, as well as micro-economics and business ethics. 

 


JAM Managing Your Money Smartly

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly is a two hour interactive talk done by a minimum of two staffs of JA Mascareignes. The objective of the talk is to educate youth and young adults on how to manage their money in a responsible way. For JA Mascareignes it is important for our beneficiaries to understand that whatever the amount of money you have in hand, be it big or small, it is vital that this income be monitored closely so as to take it the longest way possible.

The talk is divided into five sections:

  • Money Management: Prioritising expenditures, SMART Consumer, Personal Budget Development.
  • Credit Management: Different types of credit and advantages and disadvantages of using credit.
  • Over indebtedness: what to do when in personal financial crisis.
  • Risks and Insurances.
  • Wealth Building: based on the book, “The Richest Man in Babylon”.


Girls Enterprise Program

Girls Enterprise Program is a specific program for girls who are drawn from schools and out of school young girls within 16-18 years. The program aims to teach them entreprenuership and skill acquisition in areas of interest. Skiils such as photography, computer acquisition, pastry making etc are taught.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Nigeria

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) High Pakistan

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.


Head Start Oman

Head Start trains students to master the four basic steps to achieve success in the work place:

  • Drafting a cover letter
  • Making a resume
  • Excelling at an interview
  • Interning to gain experience

JA Local Program / Organisation: INJAZ Oman

Entrepreneurship Master Class (EMC) Tanzania

By developing the essential components of a business plan, the Entrepreneurship Master Class challenges students to start an entrepreneurial venture while still in high school.

Following participation in the program, students will be able to:

 

  • Recognize characteristics and practices of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Start thinking about their business goals and assess them from different perspectives.
  • Demonstrate business-planning skills for an online venture start-up, financing, management, and long-term goals.
  • Develop their interpersonal as well as problem-solving skills and learn to work under very tight deadlines

 

Session Summary

 

This exciting one-day (4-5 hour) workshop introduces 45-50 high school/college students to the concept of self-employment as well as an understanding of the skills, attitudes and behaviors of entrepreneurs, all of which are involved in setting up and running a business. Meant to expand their horizons and direct their thinking towards the future in a fun way. This workshop aims to cultivate the following:
- Creative thinking and problem solving alongside communication and presentation skills;
- Teamwork and leadership whilst building confidence and a can-do attitude;
- Negotiations, decision making, managing risks, and adapting to change.

 

Session Activities

Activity 1: How Much of an Entrepreneur are you?

Students are introduced to the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and assess themselves in light of the same, so as to build their knowledge of the business world. 

Activity 2: Start Thinking

Students take on the roles of young entrepreneurs as they identify various issues within their localities and develop ‘business solutions’ to overcome each problem.

Activity 3: You as a Business/You as a Customer

Student groups first identify key characteristics of a successful business idea and then place themselves in a customer’s shoes to understand how their business goals affect their image as portrayed by their customers.

Activity 4: The Business Plan

Students apply the knowledge gained to their product or services and complete a sample business plan, which is to be presented within 2.5 minutes bearing in mind all key aspects of a start-up business venture.

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Tanzania

Head Start Kuwait

Head Start meets the needs of a diverse group of students by providing engaging, academically enriching and in experiential learning sessions in work readiness education and career perspecitve. The work shop based program includes 3 volunteer led sessions that include resume writing, interviewing and introduction to internships.


JA Project Management - Middle

JA Project Management workshop is activity-based, practical-oriented learning. It helps students with important project management skills such as organize their work, understand the environmental constraints related to projects, and holistic approach to plan for projects. The average time for this workshop is 4 hours. 

Program Outlines
Students will learn the following project management concepts and principles: 


  • What is a project
  • Understand constraints in projects: 

          - Scope
          - Time
          -  Resources 

  • Where to start? 

         - Gather relevant information 
         - Prioritize requirements 

  • How to organize and plan?

         - List the requirements 
         - Breakdown the work
         - Identify dependencies of the work
         - Assign work 

  • Develop Project Schedule 

  • Class activities 


         - Group exercise on sample projects, such as School Carnival 

  • Reflection

         - Anything on roles, responsibilities and commitments? 
         - What about communication?
         - How do you if you are on track?

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JA Project Management - Primary

JA Project Management workshop is activity-based, practical-oriented learning. It helps students with important project management skills such as organize their work, understand the environmental constraints related to projects, and holistic approach to plan for projects. The average time for this workshop is 4 hours. 

Program Outlines
Students will learn the following project management concepts and principles: 


  • What is a project
  • Understand constraints in projects: 

          - Scope
          - Time
          -  Resources 

  • Where to start? 

         - Gather relevant information 
         - Prioritize requirements 

  • How to organize and plan?

         - List the requirements 
         - Breakdown the work
         - Identify dependencies of the work
         - Assign work 

  • Develop Project Schedule 

  • Class activities 


         - Group exercise on sample projects, such as School Carnival 

  • Reflection

         - Anything on roles, responsibilities and commitments? 
         - What about communication?
         - How do you if you are on track?

JA Local Program / Organisation: JA Singapore

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly - Middle

JAM Managing Your Money Smartly is a two hour interactive talk done by a minimum of two staffs of JA Mascareignes. The objective of the talk is to educate youth and young adults on how to manage their money in a responsible way. For JA Mascareignes it is important for our beneficiaries to understand that whatever the amount of money you have in hand, be it big or small, it is vital that this income be monitored closely so as to take it the longest way possible.

The talk is divided into five sections:

  • Money Management: Prioritising expenditures, SMART Consumer, Personal Budget Development.
  • Credit Management: Different types of credit and advantages and disadvantages of using credit.
  • Over indebtedness: what to do when in personal financial crisis.
  • Risks and Insurances.
  • Wealth Building: based on the book, “The Richest Man in Babylon”.


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