Events

July 8, 2015 ; 09:30am EST
An increasingly dynamic and fluid workplace requires all young African job...
July 23, 2015 ; 11:00am EST
There are over 1.1 billion young people in the world who need to be able...
July 25, 2015 ; (All day) EST
President Obama elevated entrepreneurship to the forefront of the United...

Worth Reading

IQ tests and achievement tests do not adequately capture non- cognitive skills personality traits, goals, character, motivations, and preferences that are valued in the labour market, in school, and in many other domains. For many outcomes, their predictive power rivals or exceeds that of cognitive skills. Evidence from the General Educational Development (GED) testing programme in the United States shows the importance of non-cognitive skills. The GED is an achievement test which dropouts can take to certify that they are equivalent to secondary school graduates. The programme is based on the widely held belief that tests capture the important skills learned in school. On the surface, the... Read more
View the sessions structured along the 2015 theme of “Scale in Practice” and five technical tracks: Workforce Development, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender.
Learn how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify some of the “best” indicators for measuring youth workforce development outcomes, how they've been measured in the past, and what can be learned from those experiences?
Microsoft and Making Cents International collaborated to offer “Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool” to support a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder plays in the youth workforce development field.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The Design Space seeks to enhance learning and dialogue by using visual imagery to convey key ideas, models, or frameworks for the field. Two...
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News and Analysis

Originally posted by Plan International on June 23rd, 2015. June 2015: Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have made a €2.9 million (US$3.3...
The Youth Working Group is open to any individual not older than 30 years, or any organization that is youth-led or has a mandate to work with youth...
Originally posted by Club Africa.  Today, 30 to 40 per cent of Africa’s jobs are in the services industries. A figure that will only increase by...
Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders...
Originally posted by ICTworks on June 8, 2015.  Uganda has the world’s youngest population with over 78 percent of its population below the age of 30...

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