Demand-Driven Training for youth employment programs build job-relevant skills valued by employers and useful for self-employment by offering both pre-employment skills development and some form of on-the- job training.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), Dalhousie University, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
Technical Educational and Vocational Training (TVET) institutions are key players in the youth employment market system and central to the strategies of governments worldwide to increasing economic opportunities for youth
In 2013, the United Nations projected that Africa would be home to over 40 percent of the global youth population by 2030. The challenge of how to successfully absorb these young people into the formal economy became top of mind for governments, policymakers and development practitioners.
Small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) have been acknowledged as important contributors to economic growth and vehicles of job creation in both developed and developing countries. Furthermore, local communities can benefit from the presence of SMMEs as they assist in stabilising local economies, improving resilience, and providing a base of economic activity. 3 However, SMMEs tend to face a number of constraints that prohibit them from growing into sustainable businesses.