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.
This session will share on-the-ground realities of meaningful youth participation, using the Komo Learning Centres Youth-Led Club as a case study. In June 2016 Komo received a grant from YouthPower Learning to make a video series documenting the activities, successes, and challenges of the club’s first year.
JP Morgan Chase, STL Youth Jobs, Futures and Options
Effective youth workforce initiatives require proactive business engagement before, during, and after employment. This panel will highlight examples of innovation in partnership development and management, and the benefits to collaboration with youth employment. The panel will focus on making the case for business engagement with a summer and year-round workforce provider.
How can employers be assured that their future employees possess not only the technical or academic skills needed to succeed in the workplace, but also the 21st century competencies required to thrive? Micro-credentials provide an opportunity to develop student skills crucial to workplace success, including communication, critical thinking and resilience.
Evidence shows that taking a Positive Youth Development (PYD)-approach to youth programming can support the meaningful engagement of young people and empower them to become positive agents for change in their own lives and their communities. Strong youth programs take a PYD lens to all aspects of the program cycle from design to evaluation.
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MSME Development Agency
What works in matching and information programs? There are lots of frictions that prevent youth from accessing the best possible job opportunities. On one hand, youth often lack information about the realities of the job market and the value of different education and training programs. In addition, they may lack information about where jobs are and how to get them.
The future of work will require strong engagement of business as employers, mentors and partners to skills providers and government. This session will give practical examples of how Adam Smith International and Africa Working have engaged businesses to create opportunities for youth employment and youth who employ in Kenya and Nigeria.
FHI 360, MENA Alliances Group, Afterschool Centre for Career Development, Habona Ltd.
FHI 360 wants to bring the perspective and experiences of young entrepreneurs from the field to you. Interested in learning about what entrepreneurship programming approaches have proven most effective? Want to find out if youth entrepreneurs agree?
In this interactive session led by FHI 360 and facilitated by USAID, participants will learn about the key uses and components of a labor market assessment, and have the chance to test out a number of powerful and innovative tools that can help them answer important questions about a labor market system. How do stakeholders act and interact?