Plzeň Region: Career guidance
People in Need provides career guidance for young people who are looking for support in their studies. Our main aim is to extend their “education career” beyond the compulsory minimum of 9 years of schooling. Ideally we aim to formally increase the young people’s qualifications so that they are more likely to find a job in the labour market.
This may involve acquiring a trade certificate, a school leaving certificate or even a university degree, but what is important to us is gaining a qualification that will ensure a successful future in the labour market. When providing our service, we maintain an individual approach which enables us to fully utilise each person’s potential.
For some families that we work with, education is often financially challenging. If a student fulfils our conditions (good grades + attendance), he can be awarded a retro-scholarship. This is a financial reward which is paid out after every year end school report and should help to cover school materials, fares, lunches etc.
Capacity: 10 – 15 people
Age: 15 – 26 years of age
A career advisor concentrates on motivating young people to pursue and continue in their education and ultimately to be successful in the labour market. The advisor works with each client individually, organises themed workshops at secondary and primary schools, tries to combine career guidance with free-time activities, coordinates the retro-scholarships and provides basic advice with choosing a school and other possibilities in education.