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SKILLMARKET is an app to help young people share and exchange skills and develop their potential for employability.
SKILLMARKET aims to create new opportunities for young people looking for costless methods of acquiring and exchanging new skills and knowledge through sharing or meeting up with the like-minded people. They will form a new online community, where they can exchange skills with each other. In addition to skills exchange, the application will also support its users by offering them online training options, promoting success stories, and providing motivational tips and trainings using videoscribe technology.
The app will work as a tool for networking both online and offline. Once they set up their profiles, they can match the people according to the skills that they are looking for. As the number of the users will increase, more networking opportunities will emerge. In order to boost the networking opportunities we are planning to set up designated places primarily in Famagusta region to bring the users together. The main designated space will be MAGEM. We want to assure that MAGEM’s café will be a hotspot for the skill exchange of the young people.
The ultimate goal of SKILLMARKET is to help young people in Cyprus improve their capacity, increase their potential for employment and network with like-minded users. This will create an opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to take more initiative, help to reduce rate of the youth unemployment and give overall confidence to young people from different backgrounds to live and work together.
The concept team will consist of six people with various levels of engagement. Our project managers will be Mertkan Hamit and Mustafa Ongun. Berfu Cerci and Akis Sakellariou will be responsible for communications and Paraskevi Koumi and Kasim Aykent will be responsible for content development.
During the publicity stage of our project, we will be looking for additional volunteers to increase our visibility through social media. Moreover, any advice for the design of our app is more than welcome. We are particularly interested in people with the IT expertise in order to ensure future technical assistance of the application once the funding will be over. An app developer will be needed for our project. We are also open to collaborate with any businesses looking for skilful and creative youth.
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