In 2015, Dereja was born with the aim of solving what we believe to be one of the most dire issues we face in Ethiopia, Youth Unemployment! Dereja.com is a social enterprise of Info Mind Solutions PLC. (Ethiojobs.net). Established in 2017, we are dedicated to supporting the over 200,000 fresh graduates entering the labor force in starting their careers on the right path. Every year fresh graduates enter a job market that has negative preconceptions about their abilities, this is where Dereja steps in. A major part of Dereja.com is to address the evident lack of guidance and career resources available for university students and junior-level professionals through our three interventions:
Through our partnership with Mastercard Foundation, we here at Dereja.com are proud to be part of the solution to the employment of young people within Ethiopia and improve the overall socioeconomic status of the nation.
As a thought leader, we aim to provide solutions to youth unemployment by implementing innovative and effective methods to improve the socio-economic well-being across the nation. We strive to create an educated and trained workforce who can successfully market themselves to the labour force, through a creative approach to the different problems they may face and apt for the existing job market. By enabling technology for better linkages and providing structural career guidance by building long lasting partnership with government institutions, developmental agencies, and employers to influence policies, systems and introduce implementable solutions for youth employment. Through our various programs we aim to create future leaders enhancing the demand of employers to recruit fresh graduates by developing programs such as Dereja Academy, internship and management trainee programs, fresh graduate placement and HR forums.