The Jeunes en action is a program of Emploi Quebec that centres on developing and carrying out a comprehensive plan of action that can help youth 18-24 find or keep a job, or stay in or go back to school .
We provided a two part workshop entitled Strategic Identity Management in a Digital Era. This workshop addressed how our online presence can positively or negatively affect our ability to achieve economic goals such as finding work, enrolling in college or university and pursuing entrepreneurial activities. We discussed strategies for using social media with specific attention to developing the ability to use tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to help find work, develop learning networks, and increase their professional networks.
The workshop was attended by 10 young women. We also assisted this group in developing a girl-led project, where they collaborated on producing a video. We supported individual young women in the group by finding internships and job shadowing opportunities at the Atwater Library and within our community network. We invited participants from this group to participate with the group who are planning our spring event and to join other workshops where possible.