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Improving Work-Readiness and School-to-Work Transitions for Senegalese Youth

MasterCard Foundation
Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, asserts Jobs for Youth in Africa, a 2016 report by the African Development Bank. Yet with 11 million youth entering the African workforce every year, the continent’s youth remain on the margins of the formal economy, most working in temporary, often vulnerable jobs, many of them either under or unemployed.
 

Education Systems Are Failing Our Kids, so How Can We Prepare Them for the Jobs of the Future?

World Economic Forum
The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. This is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which puts forward a series of practical measures for aligning education and training with future job requirements.
 

For At-Risk Salvadoran Youth, Marketable Skills and Jobs Are Lifelines

Creative Associates International

Ever Antonio Iraeta Cubias dreamed of becoming a chef and owning a successful restaurant. Like other youth living in the Salvadoran town of San Vicente, dreams more often stay in a young person’s head. Fortunately, his aunt heard about a vocational education program in San Vicente that included classes on cooking and running a small restaurant.

Equipping Kazakhstan's Future Workforce

The World Bank

Do you remember how you felt when you graduated from high-school or college? Like me, you probably experienced some uncertainty and anxiety about what comes next, asking questions such as: “Will I get a job, and if so, where?

Handbook for Effective Incorporation of Social-emotional Competencies in Youth Employability Programs for Disadvantaged Youth

NEO

The handbook consists of three chapters. The first chapter explores the social and productive context and the social-emotional competencies and training objective that arise from this context. It also presents some approaches to defining these competencies. The second chapter explores the incorporation of social-emotional competencies into youth employability programs.

BLOG: Where are they now? The importance of alumni tracking in workforce training

RTI International
In a riff off of the old PSA that asked parents, “Its 10:00 pm, do you know where your children are?” –– we might ask educators, “It’s been a year, do you know where your alumni are?”
 

PROJECT: Nicaragua Technical Vocational Education and Training Strengthening for At-Risk Youth

Creative Associates International
Brief Background
 
Nicaraguan youth complete an average of six years of schooling. Along the Caribbean coast, youth average less than three years of schooling. This not only results in a youth population with low levels of productivity and high unemployment rates, but also constrains economic development.
 

Opinion: Why is Demand-Driven Training Like a Long-term Marriage?, Dec 2016

Fiona Macaulay, Devex

By demand-driven training, I mean those skills development initiatives that are customized to respond directly to specific requirements of a job role for an employer or a group of employers and place trainees into a job. I have taken a deep dive over the past five years into understanding what’s different about “demand-driven training” for disadvantaged young adults compared to other workforce development initiatives. For the demand-driven training model to work, training providers must have corporate partners ready to invest time and effort to align their values and objectives, overcome differences, and find ways to work well together.

TRAINING: Agribusiness Training Opportunity for Ghanaian Youth, Nov 2016

The Government of Ghana & Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has secured funding for the training of the youth in the use of green (net) houses in the production of local and exotic vegetables. This is an exciting opportunity for motivated youth who are highly interested in producing vegetables for both the local and export markets. Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for enrolment into the 13-week training programme beginning in January 16, 2017.

REPORT: Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 Youth, Skills and Entrepreneurship, Nov 2016

The World Bank

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2017 analyses the attitudes, challenges and opportunities of Latin America’s youth. Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) aged 15 to 29 number more than 163 million – around a quarter of the region’s total population. The region’s once promising economy is now slowing down, challenging the social, political and economic progress of the last decade. As such, young people stand at a crossroads, embodying the region’s promise and perils.

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