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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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Advancing Labor Market Assessments (LMA): PowerPoint Presentation

Workforce Connections

At its Advancing Labor Market Assessments event, held November 25, 2014, Workforce Connections presented: an inventory of existing tools and methods identified to date, a proposed decision tree for labor market analysis, and a summary of new “open source” tools currently in development. Speakers included Bryanna Mills, Eleanor Sohnen and Lara Goldmark.

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Advancing Labor Market Assessments (LMA): Event Recording

Workforce Connections

Click to watch and listen to the recording of Workforce Connections' event, Advancing Labor Market Assessments, held November 25, 2014. At this event, Workforce Connections presented: an inventory of existing tools and methods identified to date, a proposed decision tree for labor market analysis, and a summary of new “open source” tools currently in development. Speakers included Bryanna Mills, Eleanor Sohnen and Lara Goldmark.

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Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development: PowerPoint

Workforce Connections

Check out Workforce Connections' PowerPoint presentation from the Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development event held February 5, 2015.

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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 [email protected]

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Rethinking Support & Outreach to Reduce Youth Violence

National Network for Safe Communities

Check out this PowerPoint presentation from the Workforce Connections event, Can Youth Employment Reduce Violence in Latin America?, held on March 25th, 2015.

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Employment and Violence Prevention: What Central American youth are saying works and doesn’t work

Sin Fronteras

Check out this PowerPoint presentation from the Workforce Connections event, Can Youth Employment Reduce Violence in Latin America?, held on March 25th, 2015. 

PresentationEmployment and Violence Prevention: What Central American youth are saying works and doesn't work, presented by Susan Cruz 

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Workforce Development Ecosystem Assessment Tool

RTI International

RTI International developed this tool for mapping complex workforce development systems and diagnosing their performance from a stakeholder perspective. RTI intentionally took an “institutionally agnostic” approach to this mapping, choosing to focus on functions and processes rather than certain institutions or individuals. RTI has piloted the tool in several regions and is now in the process of revising the data collection approach and the conceptual model.

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Cities of Opportunity: Rapid Urbanization and Implications for Youth

Citi Foundation, UN-HABITAT, Making Cents International

The world is becoming more urban, and residents of cities are becoming younger. By 2030, it is predicted that 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, of which up to 60% will be under the age of 18. But are cities ready for the challenges and opportunities associated with this rapid growth? In particular, are cities building the infrastructure and environment to provide economic opportunities for this growing youth population?

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