Topic 2: Why is it important?

  • Acting according to values is especially relevant when considering the socio-cultural and professional integration of vulnerable and de-affiliated groups.
  • The modern professional world is fast paced, diverse and ever changing. Acting according to values, a competence under the Self-Management umbrella, becomes vital in assisting youth in navigating the workplace. Youth need to be able to manage themselves with flexibility and adapt to different work environments.
  • Recent Gallup report finds that 21% of millennials reported a change in their job in the past year, three time more than non-millennials (Gallup, 2016).
  • Additionally, youth need to be able to understand and believe in themselves, be able to identify their interests and connect that to finding the right workplace fit for them (AEGEE, 2018).