SMS2 Newsletter December 2021

This is the second newsletter of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 (2020-2-UK01-KA205-079587 - SMS2). SMS2 is the sequel of Social Media Savvy (2017-3-UK01-KA205-046578). The aim of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 is to facilitate a Social Media Savvy website and a SMS Platform as well. On top of that we will develop a Social Media Savvy Passport. We provide guidance, advice, tips and tricks on how to build a personal savvy brand ('the brand I'), to help young people to create an attractive Social Media Savvy profesional digital identity on their journey to work. The SMS Part partnership 2 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Good Practice: The Model and Strategy behind a Successful Journey to Work

Joblessness lasting more than 6 months is a major factor preventing young people from getting (re)hired, with potentially grave consequences: lost production, increased social spending, decreased tax revenue and slower growth. On a personal level the impact on the young job seeker is no less devastating and includes; loss of confidence & self-reliance, depending on social benefits, etc. In any given month, a newly jobless young worker has about 20 to 30 % chance of finding a new job. By the time s/he has been out of work for 6 months, though, the chance drops to 1 in 10. The skills mismatch in youth labour markets has become a persistent and growing trend. Many of these young people are not only early-school leavers, lacking qualifications, relevant skills & work experience but more and more it affects third-level graduates who cannot find a first job. Nordström/Skans (2011) show that an unemployment spell of more than 51 days subsequent graduation increases the probability of unemployment 5 years later. That's why Journey to Work kicks in !

SMS2 Partnership Meets finally in Campobasso

The Social Media Savvy 2 Partnership had already kicked off in January 2021, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic limitations it was the first time partner organisations ARES, Dutch Foundation of Innovation welfare 2 Work and Werkcenter Scotland met in person in Campobasso. The meeting in Italy on December 6th-7th 2021 was pretty successful. The SMS2 partnership could move forward on the path paved during the monthly Zoom meetings. At the office of ARES we were able to get more detail on the progress made on the SMS Platform and the Social Media Savvy Passport, including rescheduling our other transnational project meetings.

Social Media Savvy 2 Newsletter

This is the first newsletter of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 (2020-2-UK01-KA205-079587 - SMS2). SMS2 is the sequel of Social Media Savvy (2017-3-UK01-KA205-046578). The aim of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 is to facilitate a Social Media Savvy website with a seperate SMS Platform. On top of that we will develop a social media savvy passport. We provide guidance, advice, tips and tricks on how to build a personal savvy brand ('the brand I', to help young people to create an attractive Social Media Savvy profesional digital identity on their journey to work. SMS Part 2 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Rebecca’s Journey -How it is Going?

Werkcenter Scotland has just finished the last flow of Journey to Work 5 and is starting the recruitment for the second flow of Journey to Work 6. We have seen in the previous programmes From Work to Work, and Journey to work 1, 2, 3 and 4 that participating in the programme Journey to Work empowers and will eventually lead to a better quality of work and life for the JTW student. The experience of the participants within a highly organized project with clear rules in a new environment will directly activate them to work (in the UK or Europe) and/or a follow up into higher education (e.g. eventually university). In this blog we have asked Rebecca, participant in Journey to Work 1, to answer some questions: “How much (if any) of your change of life occurred because of the programme or intervention? What are the intended and unintended, positive and negative, long term effects of the programme? Rebecca got an  honours degree upper second in Social sciences . She has two jobs at the moment, both caring jobs and she is talking about going back to the University to become a paramedic

Journey to Work – Solving the Young Jobs Puzzle

Journey to Work - Solving the Young Jobs Puzzle In 2018 we stated that a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem. In order to address structural causes of youth unemployment we therefore designed Journey to Work 5, building on experience and success of the previous Journey to Work programmes: Joblessness lasting more than 6 months is a major factor preventing young people from getting (re)hired, with potentially grave consequences: lost production, increased social spending, decreased tax revenue and slower growth. On a personal level the impact on the young job seeker is no less devastating and includes; loss of confidence & self-reliance, depending on social benefits, etc. Journey to work is been put in place to add value and to add some impact in the battle against youth unemployment

Coming Soon SMS 2 Newsletter

The first newsletter of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 (2020-2-UK01-KA205-079587 - SMS2) will be published in August 2021. SMS2 is the sequel of Social Media Savvy (2017-3-UK01-KA205-046578). The aim of Social Media Savvy - Part 2 is to facilitate a Social Media Savvy website with a seperate SMS Platform. On top of that we will develop a social media savvy passport. We provide guidance, advice, tips and tricks on how to build a personal savvy brand ('the brand I', to help young people to create an attractive Social Media Savvy profesional digital identity on their journey to work. SMS Part 2 is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The newsletter will be published in August in English, Dutch and Italian.

How to set up a Business ?

“Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso’’ Realistically you can only start a business by registering your business. This is the first step toward making it real. Below we have explained two Business Models: The Business Canvas Model and The Lean StartUp. These models can be used by any young entrepreneur and/ or small business owner when they are starting up. This article is related to the YME Project. YME 2 currently written and ready to go...