Youth employment was selected as Esas Sosyal’s first area of social investment, which is applied through the following programs: First Chance, Research and Joint Programs/Investments. For more information please visit www.esassosyal.org
The First Chance Program – the current flagship social investment- is a uniquely designed program that supports youth in the process of transitioning from school to work, especially for new university graduates from lesser-known universities. The ultimate aim is to engage employers in applying more inclusive employment practices for new university graduates entering the workforce.
The program applies a specially designed process to recruit and select new graduates who are then hired to work for one of more than 20 NGOs for a 12 month period, with all costs covered by Esas Sosyal. As of 2018, 60 participants have been selected and 34 completed the program. 83% of those who completed have new job offers immediately upon completion and 97% are working in their post-program jobs within 3 months of completion.
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