Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Detroit will test the efficacy of their youth job-training program by teaching the curriculum and gathering student feedback, as well as seeing if subsidized transportation increases student participation. The city is collecting feedback at high schools through existing programs.
One thing we’re discovering through testing
Using hiring managers from local companies, the Detroit team ran mock interviews with students, to evaluate the skills they had learned from the program. The test was a great success –some employers were so impressed that they offered students jobs on the spot! The team learned that employers need just as much support. The employers involved are even thinking about how to revive and shift their internship programs - now that their eyes have been opened to the skills students have.
While this is about growing Detroit’s young talent, it’s also about growing Detroit’s employers’ ability to support young talent.Chanel Hampton, Program Director, GDYT CAP