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Greencarrier continues collaboration with MyDreamNow

By Åsa Leander, September 2, 2019

Back to school! Greencarrier is happy to continue our partnership to MyDreamNow and to involve mentors in their class coach program.

Greencarrier continues the collaboration with the organization MyDreamNow in Sweden (Gothenburg), which we started last year. Their program helps young people to understand their opportunities and increase their motivation – by engaging class coaches from business and academy.

MyDreamNow prioritises areas where unemployment is high and young people are not very familiar with the different opportunities in work life or ways to get a job, but they are a great potential to count on when they receive the right support.

The partnership

The collaboration means that a number of Greencarrier employees have been trained to become volunteers as class coaches in dedicated classes, together with coaches from other companies. They will stay mentors for the students for one to two years and visit them regularly.

“We are very happy about our cooperation with Greencarrier! It gives young people inspiration and a chance to see opportunities in the working life of an international transport and logistics company. The fact that Greencarrier sees the value of engaging its employees and influencing the workforce of the future is really valuable to society as a whole.” Says Jonas Bygdeson, CEO and Founder of MyDreamNow.

Mentorship

“I have been a mentor for one year already, and I like the fact that this initiative is very hands on and that we build a long term relationship to the students. Hopefully my mentor colleagues and I can help the students to see their own potential, support their dreams and inspire them to just go for it!” Says Tea Grbic, Head of Social Media & Digital Communication at Greencarrier and one of Greencarrier’s mentors in the program.

 

“As a mentor you need to be well prepared, as well as able to improvise and handle just about any question. I like that it’s challenging and a bit outside your own comfort zone, meaning that I learn new things along the line all the time and have a lot of fun every time I meet the students!”

 

Our view on sustainability – The Greencarrier Spirit

For Greencarrier, being sustainable means that we want to take a larger responsibility than the law requires of us. We want to run our company in an ethical and sustainable way when it comes to both social and environmental factors. We want to contribute positively to the planet, society and the people around us.

By partnering up with MyDreamNow Greencarrier can contribute to our local society and involve our employees in giving back, just in line with our ambitions for the Greencarrier Spirit. It is also very good for us to be able to raise the interest for the logistics industry, we need a lot of qualified young talents in the future and this is one way of raising their interest in the many great jobs available in our field.

Greencarrier Spirit Fund

Every year we set aside 1% of our profit to the Greencarrier Spirit Fund, which goes to local and global initiatives towards improvements for the environment and the society. The collaboration with MyDreamNow is an initiative that fits perfectly into the Greencarrier Spirit idea, by involving employees, giving back to the society and working towards equal opportunities for all.

Read more here.

 

About MyDream Now
MyDreamNow engages volunteers from business and academy, to inspire students to see the opportunities in the work life and offers a social sustainability program where employers who want to take active social responsibility become partners and offer their employees to engage in the programme. Their vision is that all students should feel their value in society and find their own ways to work and dreams.

My Dream Now – Klasscoachprogram from My Dream Now on Vimeo.

Contact Person


Åsa Leander
Phone: +46 31 853 244
asa.leander@greencarrier.com

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