Changing Minds was recently chosen as an official YouthTech partner organisation for 2021. YouthTech was launched by The Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth and the National Youth Council to provide young graduates and working adults, up to 35 years old, with full-time traineeship opportunities in the community and social sectors in the areas of technology and digitalisation. The YouthTech program is designed to develop future-ready youth through meaningful work experience in digital projects, and in supporting digital transformation in the community and social sectors.
Changing Minds has engaged YouthTech Technical Specialist Trainee, Dylan Wang, to work on several in-house projects, including the design, development and testing of an innovative mobile youth mentoring application as well as an online social impact measurement and reporting platform for use by community serving organisations, being developed in partnership with Singapore based insights and productivity company, Acxtron. Dylan will be working closely with a team of experienced designers and developers and play a crucial role in the project development process.
Dylan, who graduated from Singapore Management University with a double major in Psychology and Corporate Communications also has experience and a strong interest in data analytics and coding. Both skills and experience important in his role at Changing Minds.
“Changing Minds is excited to have Dylan join our team. He brings a range of highly applicable skills, knowledge and experience to the projects he will be working on, skills that aren’t that easy to find in a single candidate. We feel privileged to have Dylan on board and look forward to working with him over the next 6 to 12 months” said Andrew Rigg, Changing Minds CEO.
“When we first heard about the YouthTech program we were keen to get involved and support the initiative. As a small non-profit that is volunteer run, having the opportunity to both gain a human resource and support a young person as they develop their skills and career fit really well with our objectives as a youth development organisation.” said Mr Rigg
Changing Minds applauds the implementation of the YouthTech initiative and hopes to continue as a YouthTech partner in future iterations of the program.
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