iGEN – INTERWORK BETWEEN GEN Z AND EMPLOYERS
The project “iGEN – Interwork Between Gen Z and Employers” is implemented in the framework of Erasmus+ VET program. The subject of the project is cooperation between two main actors on the labour market – members of generation Z and employers. The main goal of our project is to try and close the gap between employers and youth, building up cooperation between the two major players of job markets and creating an effective and successful work environment.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE PROJECT
Companies face several challenges due to changes in labor market trends, such as a trend of labor demand exceeding labor supply in the near future, or the already three different generations (baby boomers, X and Y) present in the labor market augmented with the new generation, so called Gen Z, recently entering the job market with whole new expectations, and so little known about.
The two main target groups of our project therefore are companies who already, or will have gen Z employees, and members of gen Z, with the aim of harmonizing the needs of both sides, and bringing effective solutions to help them be more prepared for the new ways of cooperation.
The project will produce several outputs. The first output will be methodology providing methods, tools and best practices for SMEs to create an attractive, supporting and retaining working environment. The second output will be the Mentor training, developed based on our surveys of European SMEs and demands of Gen Z. The third output of the project is a soft skill training material produced for members of Gen Z, based on the company survey and further research, prepared in a form adjusted to learning ways of Gen Z. This will help young employees to be more prepared for, and more confident and content at work, more assertive and able to solve problems due to understanding the demands of the job market and the working styles of older generations.
Due to and besides these, we expect the employment rate of Gen Z members to increase, the role of SMEs in the labor market and in the local and national industry to grow and the project conception and achievements to reach the decision makers of the educational sector, HR professionals and mentors of the companies, or similar organizations in partner countries. Each result of the project will be disseminated and maintained after end of project development.
All the information is available on the project website: igenproject.eu
Project Facebook profile: facebook.com/ProjectiGEN/