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  民視英語新聞:Yes, I Can’ initiative helps youth looking for work
2020/11/02 | editor
 
 
Youth from disadvantaged families can hit hurdles when they're out looking for work. For three years now, a nonprofit called Mustard Seed Mission has offered free training to help teens secure better employment. Supported by Citibank, the program has helped 377 youths across Taiwan get jobs.

Stephany Yang
Formosa News reporter
This August, unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 in Taiwan reached 12%. The Citi Foundation collaborated with the Mustard Seed Mission to promote the "Yes, I Can Youth Employment initiative."

A student takes out the dough and places it into the pasta machine. Moments later, long strands of spaghetti noodles appear. This girl's name is Liao Yueh-cheng, and she recently graduated from university. She's a participant in the "Yes, I Can" initiative, through which she's gained confidence and valuable skills.

Liao Yueh-cheng
It helps me determine the type of work I want. Originally, I was not good at cooking, but I am gradually picking up skills in the kitchen.

Another group of students brews coffee. Shen Chu-chia is 23 years old this year, while Sun Po-han is 15. Both of them are also participants in the "Yes, I Can" initiative created by the Mustard Seed Mission and Citi Foundation.

Shen Chu-chia
Participant
Before participating in the project, I was interested in coffee but didn't have any real training. I just watched videos on the internet and tried to figure it out myself. I'm thankful for the project's teachers, who are professionals. I've been adjusting my techniques.

Sun Po-han
Participant
I am a student at an experimental school. I joined this program because initially, I was searching for where I wanted to go in life. I didn't really have one at all. But through this training program, I have done internships and gotten to experience different careers.

This year, 52% of the program' participants in the program are from single-parent households, foster care, or are being raised by their grandparents. Teens from disadvantaged households don't always find it easy to land secure employment. The program is designed to train the students in both hard and soft skills.

Anne Wu
The Mustard Seed Mission CEO
The main goal is to foster their inner motivation. We help them find a direction and enter the workplace smoothly. More than 50% of participants are from single-parent or disadvantaged households. We help them build self-confidence, communication skills, and teamwork skills.

Lin Chien-yung
Participant
Participating in this training program allows me to understand the concept of the workplace and the necessary skills. I also learned how to interact with people.

Through the program, teens are taught crisis and stress management strategies. They're also taught skills needed for jobs in catering, pet services, long-term care, and other fields. Students can also get experience in the workplace. The "Yes I Can" program is supported with funding from Citibank.

April Pan
Citibank Taiwan director
The training develop allow the young people to develop their confidence and also they have living skills. I think that's very important for young people. Citi contribute NT40 million dollars. In the future, we want to expand this project to help more people in Taiwan.

For three years now, the "Yes, I Can" initiative has offered help to youth aged 16 to 24, helping 377 youth secure stable employment.
 

 

 


   
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