The main goal of the NEKSTEP project is to make the transition to employment easier for young people and to help them successfully complete this transition.
A Step Forward for Youth in Less Dynamic Environments (NEKSTEP)
With the exception of the catering and tourism industries, the Coastal-Karst region offers few employment opportunities. The region is thus less dynamic and diverse as regards employment. In addition, the region offers few opportunities for young people to gain education and experience relevant to employment. There are fewer providers of services aimed at young people, and the local environment is poorly connected with young people. Young people who finish schooling and want to get a job often lack the knowledge on how to approach the matter. The project targets young people in less dynamic environments. Even those who have their own entrepreneurial ideas are poorly equipped with appropriate skills.
Although young people are good at using digital devices, they may have difficulty in finding reliable sources of information and making sound judgments about the content. Specific groups of young people have additional problems when entering the labor market, e.g. young immigrants who had a regulated residence status in Slovenia during their schooling as minors. The main goal of the NEKSTEP project is to make the transition to employment easier for young people and to help them successfully complete this transition. Thanks to the project, young people get the chance to connect with the local environment, new and improved services are developed, and training for professionals working with young people is carried out. The project thus contributes to the improvement of education and a more encouraging social environment aimed at supporting disadvantaged groups.
- Providing individual counseling and interactive workshops to young aspiring professionals and entrepreneurs
- Arranging presentations of professions and work organizations
- Organizing networking events
IDN will provide best practice reports as well as presenting multiple entrepreneurial workshops.