WORK IN GUATEMALA
In Guatemala, the national employment rate rate is 2.9% and for women it rises to 3.8%.
This situation generates a string of problems for the country and its economy. Mainly, the lack of unemployment results in people finding alternative ways to generate an income and they tend to be illegal which adds to the insecurity and violence around the country.
However, technology is a solution to the problem. There are many platforms online that facilitate the connection between companies and those seeking for employment. In Guatemala, it is estimated that there are more than 3,000 online job postings. This revolutionizes the job search industry presenting new options for those who are seeking.
Also, there’s a wide variety of virtual platforms to develop new skills on different kinds of industries to eventually have the opportunity to apply for broader spectrum of jobs.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
SHEVA conducts interactive workshops with women over the age of 17 years on tools found on mobile technology for their growth and development.
Women learn how to use online platforms to search for jobs and improve their economic situation. All platforms are available via mobile access.
The workshop includes up to 6 subjects in a 2 hour period for a group of 30 people.
The structure of the workshop is dynamic, in which the participants learn through exercises by using the tools learned. At the end of the workshop, the participants know that smartphones are tools for growth and progress.
Subject I: Me – Self-Esteem and Opportunities
Objective: Inspire the participants to understand their value and their capabilities. Convey a positive message towards a better future.
Results: 100% will understand their importance in society and know their opportunities for a better life.
- Women in the social development
- Why am I valuable?
- Why am I important?
- What are my possibilities?
Subject II: The Power of my Smartphone
Objective: Provide the essential knowledge about the internet and their uses through smartphones.
Results: 100% will learn what is a smartphone and understand the possibilities of using it efficiently. 100% will know that access to information makes them powerful.
- What is a smartphone?
- What is the internet and what is it for?
- The power of information
- The power of the internet
- How do I use my smartphone to find valuable information?
- How do I solve a problem?
- Where to surf the web to find information?
- Smartphones as a tool for progress
Subject III: Searching for a job on my Smartphone
Objective: Show the different free online platforms for recruitment and job postings to better their economic social development.
Results: 100% will learn how to use online platforms to search for jobs and get a better chance of being employed.
- Can I search for a job from my phone?
- Where can I search for a job?
- What is a job search platform?
- Is it safe to use these kinds of platforms?
- What can I get from these kinds of platforms?
- How to use these platforms?
- Example: www.TECOLOCO.com
Subject IV: Facebook helps me search for a job
Objective: Present Facebook as a tool for growth and a link to opportunities.
Results: 100% will learn how to navigate on Facebook in a productive way and learn how to connect with future employers.
- How do I use Facebook in a productive way?
- What pages should I “like” to get a job?
- How to ask for information via Facebook?
Subject V: Online Trainings
Objective: Show the different online platforms to train and learn new skills to better their economic social development.
Results: 100% will learn how to use online platforms for training and broaden their opportunities of getting a job.
- Can I train online?
- Can I get free trainings?
- Is it safe to use these platforms?
- What can I get from these platforms?
- How to use these platforms?
- Example: www.CAPACITATEPARAELEMPLEO.org
Subject VI: Internet Security
Objective: Show the existing risks on the internet and how to address them.
Results: 100% will know the various situations they might encounter on the internet and know the different ways to address them.
- What information to share on the web?
- What should I do if someone bullies me online?
- Who should I go to if the bullying continues?
- What are online scams?
- How to identify a scam?