Q: What is the benefit for employers who sign on to support the program?
A: This program is a great way for employers to source young talent in the city. Employers support their community by making a direct impact on youth learning and training in support of educating and preparing them for employment.
There’s less of a time commitment for employers when working virtually. Traditionally, the staff at GDYT would coordinate all the youth to be placed onsite at various employers, but now with digital curriculum, students aren’t being placed, so it’s a savings in time and space.
Employers still have a strong impact on the youth by helping to coach and guide them through video conferencing, one-on-one meetings, roundtable conversations, career pathway discussions, etc.