Bilgehan Yazıcı / BLG Trusted Advisors - Founding Partner

The youth unemployment rate among university graduates is very high in Turkey. On the other hand, there are also employers that complain about not finding qualified workforce. First Chance Program built a smart bridge between supply and demand to connect employers and candidates. First Chance also made it clear to employers that young people are far more skilled and competent than the labels that their schools bring. And these young people showed us all what they could accomplish when we invested in them. In the events that brought us together with First Chance participants, I saw how motivated and open young people were to learning and development. Staying in contact with the four young people I mentored and seeing them advance in their careers motivates me to do more. Seeing the First Chance program mentioned in a résumé tells me that the candidate is ready to add value to life and our company with 21st century skills.