A free guide to Youth Engagement in the Economy

Adam Fletcher’s willingness to share his expertise, his drive to support youth, and his ability to challenge entrenched thinking, never fail to inspire me! So, it was great to find that Adam had been working hard to write and make available his latest book, which I highly recommend: A Short Introduction to Youth Engagement in the Economy FREE (81 pgs, 2015).

Over the last six months, Adam explains, he has “written more than a dozen articles about youth engagement in the economy” (source) that cover some of the “most forward-thinking about economic youth engagement” (source). He has compiled them into a publication, weaving the key themes together, and adding a number of important points.

Some of the questions he asks to help raise awareness in specific contexts include:

  • What opportunities are there for youth engagement in the economy through your workplace, program, organization, school or community?
  • What does youth engagement cost?
  • How is youth engagement funded?
  • How is youth engagement financed (e.g., parents, building partnerships, government sources, making better use of resources, etc.)?
  • How is youth engagement in the economy sustained in your community?” (p. 77)

In the guide, Adam is “addressing youth employment, youth entrepreneurship, youth training, youth banking, youth programs, school classes and other activities” (source). He suggest that employers, youth workers, teachers, and others committed to building the economy through youth engagement, would find the guide of interest.

If you have already downloaded and read the book, please share with your networks. You can also check out Adam’s other free guides, on his website. Please support Adam’s amazing work.

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I am a director and consultant at Ethos Consultancy NZ (http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/). I have a keen interest in all aspects of ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT) where the focus lies on ways of scaffolding and empowering learners. In particular, I am interested in the way that creative, blended approached to Academic Professional Development can create trust, rapport and encourage reflective practice. As such, ICTELT is approached from facilitation, design, evaluation and assessment as opposed to the tools and what they can offer. I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in the VET sector (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment. I have been involved with designing and developing ICTELT approaches and programmes for ten years. Following research informed approaches and design, I apply a qualitative, iterative process to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and tools, encouraging learners' voices and input from all stakeholders.
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