In May, 15 young people took part in a study tour to the SoftTeco information technology (IT) company in Belarus, as part of an activity organised by the EU4Youth initiative.
The best way to understand a profession is not to read about it or watch a video, but to see everything with your own eyes, to feel the atmosphere in the team, and talk face to face with employees. With this in mind, the project is organising a series of visits to enterprises for your people.
The young people met staff at SoftTeco and were taken around 10 departments of the company. They learned about the development of the mobile operating systems iOS and Android, the difference between the front end and back end of a website, solved marketing problems and answered quiz questions.
“IT company SoftTeco has been a member of the Global Compact network for 2 years now. The main theme of the company's social corporate responsibility is work with young people, training and development,” said Taisia Pastukhova, a SoftTeco communications specialist. Such excursions are useful for both young people and for us. After all, our future shift is growing. And our task is to help them in their development.”
“It is useful for young people to know what awaits them in the future if they decide to go to IT. A meeting with real programmers, their story about their work, a tour of the office will help young people navigate and make the right choice,” said Galina Abramovich, a project employability staff member.
The study tours to enterprises are organised within the EU-funded project ‘YES! Youth Employability & Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine’. The objective of the project is to develop the empowerment, employability and entrepreneurship potential of socially and economically disadvantaged young people, especially young women.
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