Each youth is precious; we must eliminate obstacles to equal opportunities in their pursuit of employment.

Emine Sabancı Kamışlı, Esas Sosyal Chairwoman of Board of Trustees

About First Chance

What is First Chance?

As of 2017, 34% of Turkey’s university graduates are currently unemployed. They are more likely to remain unemployed for 6 months or longer compared to primary and high school graduates. If they graduate from one of the many ‘second tier’ state universities, they are even less likely to be employed.

Keeping in mind the ‘21st Century Skills’ framework, the “First Chance” (İlk Fırsat in Turkish) program was designed to increase employability of youth by:

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First Chance Journey

Online Applications
(On NGO Web Sites)

 

Application Assesment

 

Online Interviews

 

Personality Assessment and
Face to Face Interviews

 

Program Orientation

 

Starting Work in NGO

 

First Chance Academy
(Training, Talks and Mentorship)

 

FIRST CHANCE IN NUMBERS
13360
Applications
1600
Application Assessment
671
Online Interviews
288
Face to Face Interviews
95
Participants
22
NGO Partners
Participants
Cooperating NGOs
Supporters

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