Guillermo joined Generation in Madrid in 2014. After graduation he got a job as a Digital Consultant.
My job was to look for a job
Like many fresh university graduates in Spain, Guillermo experienced the country’s high rate of youth unemployment first-hand. “My job was to look for a job. I assumed someone was hiring people somehow, but I had no idea how to get a job. I sent my resume to many employers, but got nowhere. It wasn’t easy.”
In late 2014, Jessica was working full-time at a daycare center in Pittsburgh and making minimum wage. Although she enjoyed the care-taking elements of working with children, Jessica had hoped to enter the healthcare field for quite some time. The daycare was understaffed and she often had to take on evening shifts. As a single mother, Jessica typically had to care for her children at work after school. She remembered, “I never got off on time and the kids were with me.
Jacksonville youth employment initiative graduates first class, launches new program in New Town area
Building on the success of its inaugural Information Technology (IT) class, Generation — a youth employment program — started its second IT course this week at Florida State College’s (FSCJ) Advanced Technology Center. On Monday, June 13, it is also launching a Customer Service program at Edward Waters College in partnership with the New Town Success Zone. The program’s expansion comes after the first Jacksonville class of 22 students successfully graduated in late May, with the majority of these young people already employed at local companies.