Enterprise for Youth is the grateful recipient of top-notch analysis by Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm, advising us on the strategic expansion of our health and technology career preparation programming. This pro-bono project was made possible by our own Board member (and Oliver Wyman Senior Partner) Ashik Ardeshna. Thank you, Ashik!
The 33-page report contains:
- An assessment: hiring talent needs in health and technology
- Landscape study: our peer youth career technical education programs
- Recommendations for Enterprise for Youth: program and curriculum design ideas for deepening our impact
The analysis includes important insights such as
- The most coveted attributes in early talent across these three industries: drive, interpersonal skills, synthesizing information, and problem-solving
- Talent professionals within tech and healthcare stress the importance of these early industry exposure areas for youth: communication, teamwork skills, work ethic
This summer, in addition to operationalizing the findings of the report, we have been strengthening our partnerships in the health and technology sectors with UCSF Alba Labs, Kaiser Permanente, Mission Bit, and City College with the Medical Terminology course.
“Enterprise allows me to see many diverse careers that are potentially interesting to me. I hope to take away new knowledge of medical terminology that I can use in the future. On top of that, I enjoy learning about more career opportunities and hearing mentors’ career stories. The medical activities that the professor requires us to do are great and fun learning experiences.”—Alina, Enterprise for Youth intern (Medical Terminology program)
Thanks to Oliver Wyman for helping Enterprise for Youth better understand the hiring needs of the health and technology sectors, to UCSF and Kaiser Permanente for providing real-world experience to youth as they explore these fields, to Mission Bit for teaching youth hands-on tech tools, and to City College of San Francisco for teaching youth about the health-care sector.