FULL LIST OF TRAINING & CAPACITY

“Screen for Success”: A Priority for Demand-Driven Training Organizations

Making Cents International

Many demand-driven training organizations are asking themselves how to improve their screening processes, tools, or staff expertise.

A response to “Skills for Employability in Africa and Asia”

Workforce Connections

In her response to Nicholas Burnett and Shubha Jayaram’s “Skills for Employability in Africa and Asia”, Youth Advisory Board member Michaella Munyuzangabo notes that while extra-curricular activities can be downplayed by teachers, especially in Africa, they can be very important in developing non-cognitive skills for students who will use them in the workplace.   Parents and students, employers, and school officials should rebrand extra-curricular activities, highlighting

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Article

Beyond the Muddle: What are Soft Skills or Workplace Competencies?

Workforce Connections, Child Trends, FHI 360

This presentation, presented by ChildTrends at Making Cents International's Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, addresses Workforce Connection's research around the types of soft skills and character traits most relevant for positive youth development and success for employability. A significant activity in Workforce Connection has been to carry out research and build consensus around the types of soft skills and character traits that are most relevant for positive youth development and for success for employability or career/livelihood success. 

 

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Presentation

CIES 2015 Soft Skills that Open Doors Powerpoint

Workforce Connections, FHI 360

Child Trends and FHI presented their findings on the Key Soft Skills for Youth Workforce Success at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference on March 12, 2015. The power point is made available to download here. Since this project is working toward building consensus around key soft skills, comments and suggestions are invited by the Workforce Connections community of practice. Please email them to Rachel Carney at rcarney@childtrends.org

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Presentation

Programa Para O Futuro - Enabling Disadvantaged Youth to Build New Futures

FHI 360

In this study, disadvantaged Brazilian youth participated in a year-long program that used technical skills training as the foundation for learning, while also developing the soft skills that are potentially more important for longer term success.

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Report

State of the Field Report: Examining the Evidence in Youth Workforce Development

USAID, JBS International, Inc.

This report draws from a review of 54 studies of programs related to youth workforce development to assess what packages of workforce development services work best for which populations.

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Report

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Akazi Kanoze Youth in Rural Rwanda

Education Development Center, USAID

Established in 2009, Akazi Kanoze (AK) meaning “work well done” in Kinyarwanda, provides Rwandan youth ages 14-35 with market-relevant life and work readiness training and support, hands-on training opportunities, and links to the employment and self-employment job market. Akazi Kanoze builds capacity and creates linkages between youth, the Rwandan economy and the public and private sector so that youth can access increased opportunities for productive engagement in society.

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Report

Labor Market Assessment Tools: Causal Loop Modeling

Workforce Connections

A causal loop model is a free-form map that shows causal relationships between variables in a system. It originated in the field of system dynamics, and is used in applications ranging from engineering, to business, to international development.

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Paper

“Screen for Success” Shared Knowledge Report

Making Cents International

The Digital Jobs Africa network is comprised of fteen of The Rockefeller Foundation's DJA grantees and partners in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. This initiative addresses the absence of a sustainable network of organizations who offer demand-driven training for digital jobs and job placement to disadvantaged, high potential youth. It advances their common goals and facilitates the sharing of tools and methods for addressing their mutual problems and responding to opportunities.

 

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Report

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