Can there be a job market where talented young folks can prove themselves and where their bad school reports don't ruin their chances from the start?
Who would offer a challenging opportunity to a young individual with poor grades?
If you were a bad student yourself, we figured you might! We were right. 😎
People who built fulfilling lives despite bad track records in school know very well what it is like to struggle
for chances, for motivation, for perspectives, for achievement, for recognition, for a better way.
They feel the pain. They see the potential.
Personal experience tells them what they can expect:
Irregulearners are experts in mind gymnastics. They're resilient and keen to bring their talents to play.
The chance to dive into their element without having to deal with boring subjects brings out the best in them.
They start a new job without a sense of entitlement.
They appreciate the benefit of doubt and celebrate it.
Throwbacks will not discourage them. Criticism? They can handle and accept it.
They have a keen eye for the strengths and weaknesses of others. And they empathize.
Internships, jobs and mentors. In the community, hopeful youngsters find what they need.
Thousands of entrepreneurs have already embraced the idea. It is the chance they would have needed themselves.
Their offers come with their own personal stories, with personal and touching tales of struggles for opportunities
in an era that was unwilling to cater for non-winners and an environment that had no interest in underachievers.
It is time to step away from the paradigm of academic success as the prime measure of young potential.