Events

April 17, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier...
May 6, 2015 ; 08:30am EST
We are excited to invite you and your colleagues to join us on May 6th in...
June 9, 2015 ; (All day) EST
Act for Impact: A Global Plan for Youth Economic Citizenship Together with...

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
Sessions will be developed according to 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 published by Entrepreneur on April 14, 2015.  While society innovates, our K-12 schools have remained stagnant. As a result, they are not...
Originally published by The Guardian on April 13, 2015 Many people wonder what kind of planet we’re leaving behind for our children. But few ask:...
Originally published NRG Advisory on April 11, 2015   Last month at the United Nations, as Women’s History Month was drawing to a close, ...
Originally published by USAID on April 10, 2015.  How volunteers from the Jamaican diaspora community are tackling unemployment and helping youth in...
In my last blog, I discussed the cultivation of ecosystems for youth development. I highlighted the importance of interconnected change mechanisms,...

Latest Resources

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the economic and social obstacles low-income young...
This report deals with perhaps one of the most pressing issues facing employers and employees, students and...
This study was commissioned by the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) within in the framework...

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