Business, Career & Money Management Workshops
2020 Dreams Business, Career & Money Management workshops prepare young people for the ‘real’ world of work, helping them to become participating citizens who contribute to the UK economy. Unfortunately, many of the young adults we work with have come from households and communities with a poor work ethic and, as a consequence, they lack the skills and motivation needed for securing and holding down work.
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H. Chidlow, Thomas Knyvett College, Twickenham, London
P. Kearney, Harrow School, Boarding, London
V. Vali, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead
T. Mansell, Barnsley College, Barnsley
Mr F de Fabiani, Director of Character Education and Well-being, London
About our Business, Career & Money Management Workshops
2020 Dreams Business, Career & Money Management workshops prepare young people for the ‘real’ world of work, helping them to become participating citizens who contribute to the UK economy and ease the pressure on the welfare state
Unfortunately, many of the young adults we work with have come from households and communities with a poor work ethic and, as a consequence, they lack the skills and motivation needed for securing and holding down work.
The 2020 Dreams project aims to change the attitude and outlook of these young people with informative, engaging and constructive workshops on enterprise, job searching, CV writing, interview techniques and money management.
We use a combination of tailor-made workshops and committed, mature facilitators to tackle the business, career and money issues most relevant to the youth of today, in a way which commands attention.
All 2020 Dreams workshops are risk-assessed, and every facilitator holds a recent enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check. We can provide workshops anywhere in the UK and can adapt them to fit your unique circumstances.
As well as schools, we regularly work with young offenders, PRUs, charities, mental health units, Local Authorities and Special Educational Needs services.
Successful business people such as James Dyson, Sir Alan Sugar and Oprah Winfrey have demonstrated that you don’t have to have a privileged upbringing to be successful in business; in fact, 2020 Dreams believe that any young person, regardless of past or present difficulties, should have the opportunity to learn the skills and develop the habits of entrepreneurship.
We work with schools, colleges, universities, Local Authorities, youth groups and other institutions to introduce children and young adults to the fundamental skills and personal qualities needed to be successful in businesses and other enterprises such as community projects. These skills include creating ideas; spotting gaps in the market; market research; naming and branding; marketing; calculations and cost forecasts; business plans and fundraising.
Interactive role-play scenarios give students experience in areas such as dealing with conflict, pitching ideas and making sound career choices, while open forum debates encourage constructive criticism of business plans and strategies. Some workshops include motivating presentations from successful young entrepreneurs.
CV Writing Workshops
In today’s competitive economy, young people need all the help they can get to secure rewarding work. The CV is a job applicant’s self-marketing document and needs to be as compact, comprehensive, well-structured and neatly presented as possible.
2020 Dreams CV Writing workshops provide a thorough analysis of the CV, starting with an overview of the job application process and the importance of the CV within it. Students are taught how to evaluate their experiences and distill the skills and achievements that will present them in the best light.
They will learn how to structure a CV, including using templates to save time, how to set out education and career information and how to present the final document, both for online and manual submissions. Students will also learn how to compose an effective cover letter and to prepare for an interview, and they will also be given the chance to bring up any questions.
2020 Dreams Interview Techniques workshops are an invaluable tool for introducing young people to the interview process and maximising their chances of securing employment. The workshops are particularly useful for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who may not have picked up the necessary personal and communication skills needed to impress prospective employers.
Topics covered by the workshops include understanding employee and employer expectations; carrying out company and industry research; the importance of preparation; different interview formats; dress, grooming and interview etiquette and the benefit of asking questions.
Role-plays provide a useful rehearsal for a live interview, while open forum discussions enable young people to talk about previous interview experiences and explore how they can sell themselves more effectively.
Job Search Workshops
Searching for work may seem to be a straightforward activity for some people, but for those who are inexperienced, lacking in confidence or relatively unskilled the process can be incredibly frustrating, particularly the longer the search goes on.
2020 Dreams Job Search workshops help young people to assess their own skills, interests, strengths and qualifications; identify a job/career or industry they are interested in and create a workable strategy to maximise their chances of finding work.
Students will also be introduced to the benefits system for unemployed people including how to fulfil their responsibilities to ensure they receive their payments. The workshops will also cover the psychological side of job-seeking, helping young people to stay positive, maintain their motivation and persevere in the face of disappointment.
Money Management / Budgeting
Budgeting may seem a simple concept to the financially astute, but many young people go through life struggling to manage their finances, landing themselves with debt problems. 2020 Dreams Money Management/Budgeting workshops teach students how to take stock of their financial situation and get back in control of their spending.
Topics covered include the definition of budgeting; keeping records and completing a budget sheet; identifying priority expenses (rent, mortgage, council tax, food, etc.); separating wants from needs; accessing financial support and smart shopping.
Course attendees will also learn about the banking system; lending and borrowing; interest rates and credit as well as the implications of not tackling debt (for example a poor credit rating, bankruptcy, bailiffs, eviction and repossession).