Young people today are faced with several temptations that earlier generations rarely encountered, such as rampant consumerism, the distraction that social media can cause, the envy it can generate, and the widespread availability of drugs. The situation is exacerbated by the lack of job opportunities or a mismatch between studies and job requirements, not helped in some cases by an unwillingness to work hard – or to work at all. In addition, educational and social facilities often do too little to compensate for a disadvantage background. The result is that almost three times as many young people are unemployed compared with older adults.
Prodesign in itself can only do a very limited amount to correct this, but does advertise vacancies when available. We are an organisation where gender inequality does not exist and where hard work and perseverance are always rewarded by selecting Project Managers irrespective of age or gender. Younger M&E Engineers and other staff members are encouraged to participate in decision-making processes and freely express themselves, and our MEP Consultants are well aware that young people can bring in fresh energy and insights.
When new or enhanced skills are required, training is also given, even if on-the-job training, by working with older or more experienced Building Services Engineers, Sustainability Engineers and Green Building Project Managers, is one of the most important ways of making sure that we achieve client satisfaction and individual fulfillment. It also helps our staff to work as a team, always looking for new ways of enhancing the services we offer.
Happy International Youth Day from Prodesign Team!