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FastStart Internship Training Camp (FastStart)

The FastStart Internship Training Camp is an interactive curriculum that prepares youth for successful internships. The Training Camp focuses on the key behaviors and attitudes that employers identified as essential to success – teamwork, a sense of ownership, a sense of urgency, problem solving, and organization and presentation of information. Each curricular module utilizes applied learning to build the capacity of youth to apply these skills in the internship setting, and ultimately to translate an internship into a job.

Duration

20 hours

Language

English

Outcomes
  • Recognition of the importance of preparing oneself in an intentional and systematic manner for an upcoming internship

  • Introduction to a number of key soft skills, including teamwork, a sense of ownership, a sense of urgency, problem solving, and organization and presentation of information

  • Practice implementing key soft skills in an internship setting

  • Knowledge about the types of jobs a young person might be good at an interested in

Key Features
  • Interactive and learner-centered curriculum that relies on experiential learning methodology to help learners relate new content with their everyday lives

  • A focus on five core soft skills integral for a successful internship experience

  • User-friendly interactive facilitation tools, such as “cognitive manipulatives,” including laminated cards and learning games

Audience
  • Literate and numerate youth who are entering an internship setting with local Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) institutes and private sector employees