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Community Update: Summer 2021

Gemma Hallett

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

miFuture Road Map, June 2021.

Dear miFuture community,

As we reach the halfway point of 2021, it is my privilege to again reflect on where we have been, where we are and where we plan to go. I am thrilled to say we are on course through phase 3.

Our Skill Bursts™ prototype, supported by Careers Wales, Nesta, the Department of Education, and Cyber and Digital sector leaders, was a success and interest to be involved is increasing.

We are now executing a strategy for scaling, we have learned so much about future of work and how we can best support a generation towards prosperity, going forward our focus is to become the ‘go to app’ for entering local emerging, growth and priority sectors. Thanks to the support and input of our friends at Alacrity, we were able to scope from concept to ‘beachhead’ and look ahead to now dominate this space.

First and foremost is my desire to make an impact here in Wales. This requires working closely with the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, Cardiff Capital Region and RLSP Mid and West Wales; to provide the digital ecosystem for moving young people and displaced workers towards the regions priority and growth sectors. By putting Wales’s Generation Z at the forefront of the Skills Economy, it is these Welsh regions that will serve as a test bed and model for UK adoption in phase 4.

In another crucial milestone we secured partnership with the British Army to bring their future focussed jobs and apprenticeships to the hands of our app users, giving us further insight and testbed for UK adaption.

Our Foundation is working closely with organisations in our communities, to provide miFuture app as a tool to engage and support those who are less privileged, disadvantaged, marginalised, and furthest from the labour market in a bid to level up their career trajectories. Scaling is important yes, but it is impact is what drives us!

Our relationship with Big Lemon grows stronger, their growth and desire to help tech for good projects has benefited us greatly. As our ‘best friends’ they are integral to not just building our products but contributing from idea, concept, testing and deployment. As you already know… I highly recommend them, but do not make contact, we want them all to ourselves 😜.

Skill Bursts™ is set to become a literal gamechanger. Organisations, educators, and sector leaders within growth sectors, this is your personal invite to be part of the journey. I look forward to working with you and together bringing real change to the skills economy and the lives of so many young Welsh people.

Purpose fuels a crusade.  Innovation never stops. Disruption is inevitable… So let’s fire it up! 🔥🔥

Gem Hallett, CEO.

I invite you to follow the progression on our live Road Map here. Thank you for being the most important part of this journey towards supporting a generation of young people toward employability and prosperity.

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