Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Skill Identification Test
Explain your idea in details:
As a result of taking this test, the individuals in a society will know exactly what majors they should enroll for higher studies or what further skills to specialize in for a successful life choice. They may also benefit from direct offers from businesses for educational scholarships or suitable internship opportunities provided through the app. At the same time, it will help companies to find suitable prospective candidates for them to hire and train. The results of each test will be available for the businesses to view, so they can narrow down an individual that they can see has potential. They can then offer educational scholarships and internship opportunities. This way the businesses would be getting the perfect candidates for jobs, as they would be schooled and trained in accordance to the requirements of the business.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Every individual has a skill and not using that said skill to its highest potential is a criminal injustice to the society as a whole. A society cannot prosper if each of its member is not being allocated to a position to reach their maximum potential. If implemented correctly this project has the power to change any developing society by helping an individual find the perfect job (they are most suited for) and thus ultimately help all businesses to reach their highest potential.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
This business is a unique business model in the aspect that it has potential customers on both sides of the business transaction. The individuals taking the test are not the only customers of the business, as the businesses who might potentially benefit from getting the perfect candidates for job positions through their access of skill test records would be customers of the business too. The skill identification test can be developed in collaboration of renowned psychologists, local and multinational businesses, who are interested in the development of the test. It would require an initial investment from a private investor or government for the development of the actual test app and website.
I am a 26 year old Muslim woman belonging to a middle class family. I have always wanted to make a mark in this world through my actions and ideas. It has been a long and arduous journey, albeit my age, as this idea has stayed in my for front of every decision I have made and grown with me for the past 5-6 years. This started of as a dream solution for the problem I faced like many others when I was deciding which major to choose for higher studies and what to do with the rest of my life. But now it has become a passion of mine to help improve the future of our coming generations.