Program Fun.Tech.Future Support Opportunities for Young People in Poland
According to recent data, Generation Z, individuals born between 1995 and 2010, accounts for over 5.8 million people, representing 15.4% of Poland’s population. A significant majority of them, 65%, express dissatisfaction with life due to confusion and difficulty making decisions. Additionally, half of them feel unfulfilled in terms of their ambitions. Many young people lack support from their immediate surroundings, making programs that promote their professional development and provide comprehensive assistance in navigating adulthood crucial.
Young individuals have numerous career opportunities, but they often lack guidance from experienced individuals who can share their expertise and provide practical and modern tools to help them realize their talents and ambitions. That is why the Sukces Pisanego Szminką Foundation is once again launching the Fun.Tech.Future program. The aim is to provide opportunities for young people, particularly those in difficult life situations or from underprivileged areas, to support their growth.
A significant issue faced by Generation Z is the feeling of loneliness and lack of understanding. A study conducted by MindGenic AI reveals that 60% of young people aged 12 to 24 feel lonely, and almost 40% rarely experience a sense of connection with others. More than half of them feel lonely in their own homes, and 43% claim that they frequently experience feelings of loneliness at school or university.
Recognizing that entering the job market can be overwhelming for young people and that gaining initial work experience is not an easy task, the Fun.Tech.Future program provides support for the fifth year in a row. This support includes financial assistance as well as real actions, such as offering paid internships at selected Sephora perfumeries and organizing dedicated makeup workshops to help participants prepare for job interviews.
The program also extends its assistance to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including those leaving foster care, children’s homes, and economically disadvantaged families. It collaborates with city offices, homes for single mothers, foundations, and institutions that support young people from marginalized environments. The program, which has been running since 2019, aims to support youth on their professional path as they transition into adulthood. It targets individuals aged 18 to 23 who require assistance in their journey to independence, as well as motivation, knowledge, and support in acquiring the necessary skills to enter the job market. Over 540 participants have already taken part in Fun.Tech.Future, and the e-book created during last year’s edition reached over 10,000 people.
This year’s edition of Fun.Tech.Future offers free educational support in the form of motivational and development webinars and on-site workshops with experts. Participants will also have access to e-books and career guides. Selected individuals will have the opportunity to participate in paid professional internships.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible to participate in the Fun.Tech.Future program?
The program is open to young people aged 18 to 23 who require assistance in their journey to independence and their entry into the job market. It particularly targets individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
2. How can young people apply for the program?
Young people can apply for the program by visiting the website: https://sukcespisanyszminka.pl/fun-tech-future/. The application process is free.
3. What kind of support does the Fun.Tech.Future program provide?
The program provides financial support, as well as educational opportunities such as webinars and workshops with experts. Participants also have access to e-books and career guides. Additionally, selected individuals have the opportunity to participate in paid professional internships.
4. Is the program only available in Poland?
Yes, the Fun.Tech.Future program is currently only available in Poland.
5. How many young people have participated in the program so far?
Over 540 young people have participated in the Fun.Tech.Future program since its inception in 2019.