We choose the challenge of youth people unemployment; we need to find out how can information regarding the skills and capabilities of specific young people be made available to employers and how can young people be better informed of employment opportunities where their literacy skills are not strong.
At first, as we knew from the context, the problem might be not enough communication between the employers and the young people. And we assumed that we might build a kind of ‘bridge’ to enhance the chance for them to communicate. For example, to build an electric cv or give some pre-guide program.
However, since we started the investigation I realized that more investigation we have done, the farther I would go with the original assumption I made. The main method we used is interview. We chose three aspects, employer, the youth and general public. (If we got chance to continue the project, I think we might investigate the organization of young people employment, because I think they should have a good understanding of the situation of young people unemployment, and help us to know about the situation of youth participation)
At the beginning of the project, we were worried about that we can’t get someone to talk with, employer or the youth, many thanks of Ashley, help us got the chance to talk with mangers, the youth and the general public, we have got many useful insights which we could not find through desk research, and it also reflect some potential problems. As for young people, who don’t have qualifications said that employers prefer employees with qualifications, the youth who has qualifications said that employers like employees with working experience, people with experience might prefer a better salary, it might become a strange loop which might cause the situation become worse. As for the employers, general speaking, they all prefer the employees with positive attitudes, in terms of the qualifications and experience, it dependents on the characters of the job, for example, some basic jobs in supermarket, and mangers prefer the employees could be trained in their ways. The most impressive part for me during the investigation is that the opinion of public, because they gave me a wider insight and also some reasons which I could not discover. It is a good way to collect opinions widely and quickly, but it might take a longer time to pick up the useful one.
The problem of youth unemployment is not just in Dundee, the problem happens anywhere. However, I think Dundee’s problem might have it special aspect. “No opportunities” makes us thought a lot. It might because it is not a big city the amount of the job opportunities is objective, it might not be changed because our any suggestions. And the reason of the youth unemployment is not a caused by one single aspect, various methods should be taken to deal with the problem.
As for the final deliver, we decided to use stop-motion Animation. To be honest, I think it’s a challenge for us, we have done lots work to editor it, it seems that a better plan is more importan.