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1 Introduction to Tamheed Helping Youth Make Informed Career Choices June 2012

2 WHO IS SILATECH? Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

3 Background Silatech is a social enterprise that was established in 2008 to address the critical and growing need to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young people. Silatech promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation and engagement of young people in economic and social development throughout the Arab world. Silatech was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser with broad support from other regional and international leaders. Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

4 Vision & Mission Silatech envisions an Arab world in which young people are able to work, and are engaged in the economic and social development of their societies. Our mission To connect young people with improved opportunities for employment, enterprise and civic engagement. We do this by mobilizing knowledge, investment, technology and networks, and by influencing mindsets and policies that are key to unlocking wider impact. Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

5 What is Tamheed? Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

6 Tamheed is flexible and adaptable Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices Training Needs Analysis Job Profiling Recruitment & Selection Career Planning Career Guidance

7 About the Assessments Psychometric assessments Available online in English, Arabic & French Normed to the region Assess the natural aptitudes, abilities and motivation of young people and help them make choices regarding education, training and job opportunities. Developed by Silatech in partnership with Mindmill, a U.K. assessments company, to develop career guidance tools for youth in the Middle East. Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

8 Tamheed = online assessments + so much more Tamheed is also: –supporting young people through quality career guidance and links to activities and interventions; –Building the capacity of career advisors –Providing an action-oriented career guidance framework for organizations that support youth employment.. Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

9 For young jobseekers… A scientific tool that helps to evaluate natural ability, personality traits, interests and motivations. Help to identify strengths, areas for improvement, and potential careers to explore. A key step (and often the first step) in a young persons path to self-awareness Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

10 For Career Advisors… Creating capacity where little currently exists; Comprehensive training program –Tamheed system –Career advising traits and processes Tamheed Advisor Certification Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

11 For Partners working with youth … Developing comprehensive support processes Linking youth to employability experiences: –Internships & mentorships; –Volunteering & civic engagement; –Training & skills building Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

12 A look at the Career Guidance Assessments A series of 4 assessments: Personality Cognitive Abilities –Literacy –Numerical Fluency Career preference interests and motivations Language (with Bright Language Tests) Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

13 DEMONSTRATION tamheed.org Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

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15 Personality (SIED) Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

16 Numeracy Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

17 Literacy Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

18 Jobs Inventory (JOIN) Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

19 Language Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

20 CAREER GUIDANCE REPORTS tamheed.org Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

21 One Assessment, Two Reports Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

22 CPI Scores Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

23 Career Advising Sessions What happens in a typical career advising sessions? The Tamheed Difference Action-oriented career guidance Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

24 Sustainability Grant subsidised: –Grant based for first year, extendable by a year –Generate revenue by engaging with employers to offer screening services –Unlimited users for 5000 USD per year Portal Partners: –Free for NGOs providing counseling support –Virtual counsellors subsidised by corporate sales Revenue generating: –Schools and Colleges in High Income countries –Custom screening solutions for Employers (with 8 cognitives) Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

25 Career Guidance Success across the region Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices QatarEgyptPalestine SyriaMorocco and growing...

26 What are young people saying? Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices I had not realised that some of my personality traits were strengths I could use in my career. It is really valuable. Every student should be required to take these and get the counselling to help them decide what to study I was amazed at the accuracy of my personality profile and how it had made me think differently about my career I have learned things about myself – and my strengths – that I never knew before. I am thinking seriously about my future as a result of this guidance. This is the first time I have experienced anything like this, and the picture has become a lot clearer. This is an amazing, life changing experience!

27 What are career advisors saying? Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices Career guidance services hardly exist here, and is needed desperately. Thank you for enabling us to provide a service that our young people need. The training and the materials are extremely useful. We are now able to better support the youth of our country.

28 THANK YOU Jo Aggarwal Twitter: ActioninMarkers Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

29 The Action in Markers Framework Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices InterestsAmbitionSkillsPersonality Name

30 Football!! Driven Independent Creative InterestsAmbitionSkillsPersonality Make his family proud Earn a lot of money Be connected with top football teams Organizational skills Great communicator Khaled A. 30Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices

31 Football!! Driven Independent Creative InterestsAmbitionSkillsPersonality Make his family proud Earn a lot of money Be connected with top football teams Organizational skills Great communicator Name Khaled A. Taster Day in a Sports Medicine clinic (V, M) Sports Marketing Internship (M) Volunteer at Sports Events (M) Coaching at his club (M) Informational meeting with a Sports Lawyer (V, P) Ongoing follow up sessions with Tamheed Career Advisor (P) 31Tamheed - Making Informed Career Choices


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