At a Glance
Joined NESsT Portfolio:
The number of people living in poverty in Poland has remained static in recent years, with young people under the age of 30 and women often unable to find quality work, instead taking temporary, low-paying positions or remaining unemployed. These individuals lack the required education and skills that employers are seeking in high-growth industries, such as the business process services and information technology (BPO/IT) sector.
Dimpact is a social enterprise that offers affordable training packages that provide young people and women with specialized skills and hands-on training to help jumpstart their careers in the BPO/IT industry. In collaboration with corporate partners, the social enterprise adjusts their curriculum to meet the needs of the labor market and develops mechanisms to support graduates with securing employment.
Results & Impact
in the first year
by the end of 2018
training participants in 2019
Dimpact joined the NESsT portfolio in 2017. NESsT is investing financial capital and business development support to support Dimpact in launching an online educational platform to offer training in BPO/IT skills and follow-on employment support to at-risk youth and women.
Dimpact was founded by the Foundation of Information Society Development. Dimpact leverages Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) training experience and corporate partnerships in the BPO sector.
NESsT has provided a financial investment in Dimpact to develop the online educational platform and the curriculum for the pilot program, which is focused on preparing participants to take on roles as junior accountants. NESsT partnering companies, as well as NESsT team in Poland are providing ongoing consulting to help Dimpact refine its training curriculum and strengthen its governance structure.