There are 8 critical skills that students need to be competent to be career-ready; teamwork, digital technology, problem-solving, written communication, professional work ethic, leadership, career management and multicultural fluency. Student volunteering is the key.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are already in need of upskilling themselves for the workforce and now that the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, we will further see the impact of it on students and it’s effect on the quality of their education.
Communiteer will support universities in existing or newly created mentorship program connecting existing students with corporate volunteers to collaborate on social impact projects. This will be an attractive offering for future and existing students looking to improve their employability.
Communiteer will support university program runners integrating virtual volunteering in their placement programs, capstone subjects or as extracurricular activities. By leveraging the existing relationships built-in Stage 1, each group will be introduced to a not-for-profit client with a project on the Communiteer platform. The mentor will oversee the progress of the student carrying out the project.
By maintaining engagement with current students, university program developers and alumni, we can feed this energy into Stage 1 to form a continuous cycle. As students are further engaged with the guidance and support of the university, they will be encouraged to contribute as a mentor post-graduation, growing the community exponentially.