A completely new perspective
Many young people tend to make various mistakes at the beginning of their professional career. Some can be easily corrected, others can affect their professional career for years, directing them to a random path. Economists are warning that in the future it will not be a lack of jobs, but a shortage of qualifications of workers that may have dire consequences for the economy. A comprehensive support was directed to this group by a consulting company from Chorzów. The opportunities it offered were used by many young people, including Ewelina Wojtas.
After graduating from high school and passing my high school diploma, my great adventure in life began. I left Poland and visited quite a big part of the world. The journey started with England. But then it got very exotic – I lived and worked in Guatemala, Australia, Vietnam and Bali. In all those places I worked as a marketing and social media specialist – for both small coffee shops and larger companies. However, I was self-taught, I had no education in that field, nor did I go through any professional courses or training.
After years of traveling the world, I finally longed for peace and stability. I made the decision to come back home. I wanted to start working in a profession I knew well, but the reality of the situation significantly verified my plans. That was a real cold shower. I couldn’t find myself in the domestic job market, and subsequent advertisements from employers required education and certified skills. I found my chance in the “New Perspectives for the Youth” project. My career counselor and I identified my needs. I went through two training courses, including a course on building websites in WordPress. It turned out to be very helpful because it was strictly about what I had specialized in up to that point.
Participating in the project helped me find a job. I gained self -confidence and I could finally confirm my skills with documents. As I had plenty of experience, I found a job at INTER-MED Medical Center, where I continue my professional career.
New Perspectives for the Youth
Beneficiary: Recon Consulting Sp. z o.o.
Project amount: ca. PLN 3.6 million
PO WER subsidy: over PLN 3.4 million
Implementation period: January 2019 – June 2021