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17/02 2011

Graduating class at the ORT-SPb School of Career


On February, 13, final lesson for the next group of charitable and education projects for young people "School of Career" took place. Young people - final year students of Universities of St. Petersburg received professional advice on building their career and got more knowledge and skills needed for each job seeker.

Pre-crisis time, when employers had taken on the work of young professionals with no experience of professional activity, sunk into oblivion. Today the companies changed their attitudes to the prospect of hiring professionals without previous experience. The employer sees potential employee as high professional with a broad range of skills, including practical work on the computer.

In this situation, the young professionals who are just beginning their professional development are in most difficult circumstances.

Project "School of Career", implemented by experts of the ORT-SPb Centre, is aimed to help young people, who are just starting their careers, to be prepared for the passing phase of employment. Within a few months of classes, project participants visited psychological training and got advices from friendly career counselor about rules of resume writing, job search and interview process, develop a plan for personal and career development. In addition, project participants have developed or got acquired with new skills of working with computer programs.

Almost every employee expects proficiency in office software and knowledge of graphic editors. After finishing School of Career courses young people not only have right to write in their CV the phrase "Advanced PC user, but also demonstrate to employers Hewlett-Packard Corporation and ORT certificates, confirming their passing of training.

Used within the School of Career GET-IT program, developed with the support of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, introduced students to the ICT-solutions for the applying of daily business tasks, which they will face working in such areas as finance, management , marketing and technology management.

On February 13, next group of students have already begun training of  "School of Career". The next set will be held after March 20.

Elena Makarova, PR Manager of "ORT-SPb" Center

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