A new social record site was launched today to help young people interact and share achievements, information and ideas with prospective employers, peers, schools, education providers and youth workers.
The site is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) and YouthHub, an established platform that enables young people to curate their journey towards employment through formal and informal learning experiences.
In launching the new site today, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye said it was about bringing together individuals and organisations that can play key roles in furthering youth development, and enabling young people to make connections to chart potential new paths to success.
“Many of our young people have participated in leadership, mentoring and volunteering activities and we want them to be able to demonstrate this, and other achievements, through an online social record,” says Kaye.
“The site enables young people to build an online profile and CV which they can enhance at any time with information, photos and videos. They can also record their activities and skills, seek references, learn about new opportunities and apply for training or jobs.
“We want to help grow skilled, informed and engaged young people, and provide a level playing field that offers equal opportunities to succeed to all.”
Work is also underway on the development of an app to access the social record.
Kaye says using the YouthHub platform allows them to take advantage of the existing connections and form an integrated approach.
So far, 2,600 young people, 50 schools, 150 businesses, 120 teachers, 100 youth service organisations and 60 tertiary institutions already use the YouthHub platform.
“This has the potential to be the number one way in which young people promote themselves and their capabilities, and acquire the information and forge the connections to help them grow and succeed,” says Kaye.