Future Finder is a marketplace app for matching high school graduates with projects/internships/jobs, providing ongoing learning for employment sustainability
The Pain Point
Mismatch between high school student skills and marketplace needs
Job opportunities are not visible or easily accessible
The Solution (aka the Pain Killer)
One Stop Shop for Highschool Students
Stakeholders Surround Students and Also Stand to Benefit
Basic Model for Process Steps (MVP)
Students Establish A Profile
Includes basic information about passion, skills, teacher recommendations, interests, other project/job criteria
Employers Enter Projects and Jobs
With minimum skills and "medals" needed for each potential assignment
Students Find Potential Matches
Students can identify different opportunities based on interests, graduation year, and medals
Students Earn Medals for Jobs, Projects, Skills, and Completed Training
Ongoing cycle of skill development and badges continues
High School Student
High School Students are underserved by today's marketplace. They deserve a one-stop shop for training, job and project opportunities.
Employers can easily fill open jobs - current and future - with prequalified and certified youth who are looking for a career.
Crossing the Finish Line
Full Employment is more readily facilitated through a more efficient marketplace. City Government, Community Colleges, and others build the ecosystem over 1-3 year timeframe
Inspired? Let's go!
Ecosystem Evolves from Match to More
All Stakeholders Need to Engage Directly to support Adoption
-Student workers - Continue to learn, acquire new skills, and match to new jobs
-Employers - Continue to identify jobs and hire based on matches; and, identify future job needs as environment
-Family/society - Support students directly through the app and also receive training
-Schools - Strengthen their ability to provide work-ready students
Let's start this tomorrow!