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SKILLS TO SUCCEED
ACADEMY

Tackling youth unemployment
through digital employability training

PROVEN. DIGITAL. POWERFUL. GLOBAL.

The Skills to Succeed Academy aims to support disadvantaged young people to build the skills and confidence needed to make career choices and develop the key employability skills they need to find and sustain employment.

This free, digital, interactive program opened its virtual doors in 2013 in the United Kingdom and expanded to Ireland, South Africa and Australia in 2016. It also became available in the United States in October 2017 and will be launched in the Philippines in 2018.

OUR
IMPACT

230,000

expected to be skilled globally by 2020

60,000 +

young people built critical employment skills

STORIES OF
EMPOWERMENT

HOW
IT WORKS

The Skills to Succeed Academy engages participants through interactive bite sized modules, featuring relatable characters, advanced learning technologies, and interactive exercises.

Participants are actively involved in decision-based learning. With each decision, they receive instant feedback—both from the realistic characters with whom they interact in the training, and an online coach voiced by an experienced employability practitioner.

TRAINING APPROACH

Skills to Succeed Academy offers a character-based learning program and engages participants with advanced learning technologies, gaming techniques, role-based simulations, videos, quizzes and interactive exercises. Training can be accessed in the following ways:

Self-directed learning: Access the training on the Internet, without the support of a trainer. Offline Activity Packs are also available which consist of editable PDF documents that users can access to apply the learning to their own situation

Classroom (Blended) learning: A young person completes the training in a classroom environment, supported by a trainer. They can also be assigned ‘homework’ for completion before or after a training session. In Classroom training, it is preferable for each user to have access to their own computer. However, if this is not possible, the Academy training can be delivered at the front of the room with one computer being projected to all attendees.”

The Academy offers three courses and 36 interactive learning modules to help young people build skills to choose a career; find and successfully apply for a job; and be successful in a work environment. Participants are actively involved in decision-based learning. With each decision, they receive instant feedback—both from the realistic characters they interact with in the training and an online coach.

CUSTOMIZATION

To scale its reach, Skills to Succeed Academy offers a global version with standard core content, as well as offline materials that can be translated or localized to maximize impact. Characters represent diverse geographies, including Ireland, South Africa and Australia. The Academy is also compatible offline and on mobile devices.

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YOU AND
YOUR CAREER

+ LEARN MORE

GETTING
A JOB

+ LEARN MORE

SUCCESS
IN
WORK

+ LEARN MORE

YOU AND
YOUR CAREER

+ LEARN MORE

GETTING
A JOB

+ LEARN MORE

SUCCESS
IN WORK

+ LEARN MORE

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