Peer-to-peer training to build confidence, enthusiasm and practical skills.
There are many employability training resources online, but few which have specifically been produced by or with young people.
At Facework we believe that when you teach once, you learn twice, indeed it's often only when you teach others that you realise what you know.
We are therefore committed to bringing groups of young people together to learn and co-design resources which will help wider groups of young people.
We do this in 3 ways:
To date we have established FW Chapters in Kalimpong and Delhi in India where our volunteers have worked with young people to equip them to support their peers to find work.
This has involved:
Undertaking research with local employers.
Running workshops with other youth.
Developing an Instagram channel.
Training students in schools or the workplace.
We are currently looking for funding partners to expand this model
Our Facework Conversation series brings young people and adults together to discuss the role and place of work in our lives today in an honest and open way. We call this peer-career learning.
By having these conversations we:
We live stream these conversations through Instagram and believe that this is a highly replicable programme.
In our training we capture learner's stories and what they have learnt about work-based skills. This gives them a voice and confidence in both what they already know but also validates their authentic experience.
By producing these videos we:
Show that everyone's story is different and that a great deal of getting good at a job comes through practice.
Demystify how work works!
Build the learner's confidence showing that they can teach others.
We also capture employers sharing their experience of what they are looking for in a young employee.
Help people face work with confidence and enthusiasm.
Make better decisions based on real people's experience.
Recognise the barriers different people face and help make people’s entry to work fairer.
OUR SIX PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
We learn best through real-world, active experiences and become better informed through listening to – and interacting with – our peers.
We learn best through collaborating, which helps us become motivated to learn, engaged in learning, and reflects a key workplace skill.
We learn best when we consolidate our knowledge and find ways to share that knowledge, including bringing learning to life for others.
We learn best when we make better decisions, when we are better informed, and through creating and taking ownership of our own learning experiences.
We learn best when we get feedback and see the impact of our learning as real, embedded change, not with meaningless certificates.
We learn through being connected outside of our ‘silos’. This includes utilising mobile technology to collaborate with others and explore opportunities to work across borders, in different languages, cultures, and economies.