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.
Using an interactive and physical demonstration, MindLeaps will showcase how a dance-based methodology develops seven cognitive and non-cognitive skills. The presentation will engage participants and ask them to play a key role in the M&E system. The demo will capture data in real-time and display graphs showing changes in skill performance over time and repetition.
What happens when youth age out of the financial products they have taken up? Without successful migration strategies, the oft-discussed social and business case for youth propositions cannot be realized.
Gaming Revolution for International Development (GRID)
MoHiM - No Shame in the Period Game. This mobile game makes it fun to learn and talk about periods. The game aims to educate, engage and inspire girls who face the worst forms of oppression because of their periods. The game not only breaks the menstrual stigma here in the US, but also has a low-end Android version being taken to 3500 girls in East Africa.
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.