By Teejay Dowe – Talent Dynamics for Young People
I am really excited to be back from Canada where our program, Talent Dynamics for Young People, is being integrated in to a very high profile government backed initiative called ‘From Education into Employment’ being led by Celestica Inc. and Ryerson University.
This 13 week extra-curricular program will teach 12-14 yr old’s Talent Dynamics, Business Development Concepts and how to bring a product to market.
Through a series of coaching and workshop programs we will teach young people from who they really are and where they fit in. Our program bridges the gap between education and employment by giving young people soft skills, a sense of identity, and the ability to know what they are naturally talented at so that they can find the best roles in life, teams and business.
For one week, 16 of the most amazing minds from Talent Dynamics for Young People, Business Development, Technology and Academia were locked in a room in Celestica’s Head Offices in Toronto to put together the program that will be launched in September 15. I had many ‘pinch me’ moments as I taught the team Talent Dynamics and shared in the brainstorming and creation of our vision.
“Giving young people the courage, confidence and skills to take risk, embrace innovation, defy the status quo and create their own futures!”
I get goose bumps every time I read that! I am passionate about making a difference in the confidence and self-worth of our young people and empowering them to discover their hidden talents so that they can reach their true potentials.
And, whilst I am thrilled that I get to be a big part of this in Canada, what I really would love to do is bring this home to the UK and then to be instrumental in its spread through Canada, America, Australia, South Africa, Europe and around the world through our sponsors and Talent Dynamics for Young People Consultants – so watch this space!