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Youth Activation Agency 2018. Applications open


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From January 8th to the 31st 2018, all the unemployed young people that are legal residents in Gijón/Xixón, under 30 years old, and are not working or pursuing education, can present their application to participate in this annuity of the Youth Activation Agency.
Any interested young person meeting the aforementioned requisites must address the Departamento de Orientación Laboral in Gijón/Xixón City Council's Local Agency for Economic Promotion and Employment, located at calle Avelino González Mallada nº27, calling the985 181 557, or sending an email to to proceed to their formal application.

Thus this 2018 annuity is initiated at the Youth Activation Agency. The project derives from a pilot experience developed during 2014 with funding from the European Union. The project's five partners, Gijón/Xixón City Council, the Public Employment Service and the Principality of Asturias' Department of Education, Culture and Sport, the Asturian Business Association and the Conseyu de la Mocedá, after the good results acquired during the previous experience, bet on the consolidation of this initiative.

Like in previous editions, this year there will be two new groups of youths, the first one to be developed during the period January 2018 – June 2018, and the second one, during the September 2018 – March 2019.

Aside from the activities that had been already offered, like:

  • Individual Mentorship
  • Coaching
  • Self-employment actions
  • ICT tools
  • Volunteering actions
  • Personal brand and communication
  • Internships

Other actions like networking events, allowing collaboration and sharing knowledge between participants, educational actions, for participants without a professional profile, international mobility, for those youths interested in European mobility, office tools courses and specific business education.

Moreover, regarding internships, the City Council's Employment Agency will start reviewing regional companies to start recruiting these educational opportunity.From all the youths interested in this project, around 100 will be selected during the first call, using as a criteria having a representation of one third of the youths without qualification, another third with youths with vocational training, and another third with university degrees.
During the selection, the entrepreneur spirit and predisposition to develop a business idea will be highly valued.

You can check what we did during previous calls here: