Project Name: Youth Exchange “A Path to Follow”
Activity: Youth Exchange in Norway for 4 youngsters and one leader from our organisation. During this Youth Exchange young people will be able to get better knowledge about Career Choices. They will have a chance to exchange their experience while learning also how to avoid risk situation for their career.
Youth Exchange: 23 of May to 1st of June 2022
Place: Trondheim, Norway
Target Groups: National groups will have 5 participants (1 team leader + 4 participants) and we highly encourage the participation of people with fewer opportunities, especially migrants, NEET (people not in education, employment or training) and youngsters experiencing economic or geographical barriers. We also ask for gender balance in the participants choosing.
Age limit: 18-25 for participants (no age limit for leader)
Is an 10-day youth exchange that gathers 31 young participants from 6 different countries and creates a multicultural environment to find right career development opportunities and to succeed in their careers.
Young people at early ages are facing issues related to their career choices. They find it hard to choose the right profession and even when they choose it, they are confused and not sure whether they made it right. Once they know what they really want, they are still confused about ways to reach their goals. Young people do not have enough space where they can freely discuss what they are really struggling with. They need to raise their questions and get answers to them to be successful in their careers.
4 youngsters (ages 18 - 25) +1 leader (no age limit) from our organization will take place to the program. Travelling food and accommodation all are payed from the program (For an application you must be member of our organization, if you want to apply for membership you can go for the application to the link: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member
- To let participants figure out what the current stage of their career is and to elaborate their strength and weaknesses;
- To create the right mindset that determines right career choice and development path;
- To find motivation get satisfaction on short-term and long-term basis;
- To raise the awareness on the importance of non-formal and informal ways of learning in order to succeed in your career;
- To break career-related stereotypes and to promote equal opportunities;
- To see the added value of cultural diversity and to find new career development opportunities while respecting solidarity.
There will be a youth exchange mobility lasting 8 days focusing on the topics: what is career? Which professions do we currently have? What are my strengths and weaknesses? Have I chosen the right career path... Why? Why not? How can I plan my career? Which online career planning tools I can use? Who is a mentor and why do I need it? How do I get to motivate myself? What is volunteering and how is it connected to my career? Why should I be involved in youth activities? Where can I find career development opportunities? Is it necessary to study at formal institutions or can I get the same competencies in another way?
Participants will socialize and exchange ideas, they will have an inclusive environment that lets them be free and discuss the issues they face and get answers to them. They will realize that they are not the only ones with difficulties and uniting with others can help solve these issues. Participants will be at their different stage of careers - some of them experienced enough to lead others by example and share their experiences, others with challenges, issues facing that will be addressed properly. Participants will concentrate on their personal current states of a career, determine what they really want to achieve and make roadmaps to plan and develop their potential.
All countries will create Career Development Clubs and continue cooperation.
Aplication for Interest of Participation: https://forms.gle/WCARkMzycLqAPbUT6
If you want to be a candidate of our program please complete the application form and don't forget to complete the membership form if you are not a member of our organisation. Link for completing the application of membership: https://www.acpelia.org/be-a-member