CAREER SUPPORT FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH DURING THE UNEMPLOYED-TO-EMPLOYED TRANSITION IN THE PROJECTS „YOUTH GUARANTEE” ACTIVITY „WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH”

Līga Lizdika

Abstract


Youth without profession and unclear vision for the future are exposed to unemployment risk. The State Employment Agency, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science, local governments, social services, youth organizations, employers, as well as educational institutions, implements the project „Youth Guarantee”. Activity „Workshops for Youth” is one of activity of project „Youth Guarantee”. The aim of „Workshops for Youth” is to involve youth in labor market by giving a chance to get to know three professions during six weeks.

            The aim of the research – to establish the results of career support for entry into employment of unemployed youth within the project „Youth Guarantee” after the activity „Workshops for Youth”.

            Methods:

1. Theoretical – literature selection, study and analysis.

2.  Data acquisition – interview, survey.

3. Data analysis – descriptive statistics, the criterion of Kolmogorov-Smirnov.

            The results of the youth survey show that after the participation in activity „Workshops for Youth” youth are motivated to continue their education, as well as to start working in one of the profession. Also after participating in activity „Workshops for Youth” youth can to continue training and work in hired labor or as a self-employed person.


Keywords


career guidance; unemployed youth; Workshops for youth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/er2019.1.4211

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