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What's the DDT Toolkit: Learn more about it!

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.

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Does Your Soft Skills Curriculum Measure Up? Research-based Tools for Evaluating Your Soft Skills Curriculum or Creating a New One

World Learning

Soft skills refer to the personal habits that lead to success in both the workforce and in interpersonal relationships. This training workshop demonstrated how to teach soft skills, provide detailed information on which specific soft skills lead to employment, and encourage collaborative learning with other practictioners. Readers are encouraged to develop their own soft skill teaching plan based on the pedagogical principles presented.

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UNICEF’s Global Framework on Skills: From Theory to Practice

UNICEF

Young people are not developing the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. UNICEF proposes that a holistic approach to skill building strengthens youth confidence and has a higher success rate than a static approach. This idea is  demonstrated by UPSHIFT, a flagship UNICEF workshop that teaches marginalized youth the skills necessary to becoming social innovators and entrepreneuers. This presentation establishes UNICEF's research on youth workforce preparedness and provides case studies on the UPSHIFT Program's success in Kosovo and Jordan.

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The Samasource Freelance Agency: A Low-cost & Scalable Model for Giving Work in Complex Geographies

Samasource

Samasource has set up sustainable impact sourcing centers in East Africa and India, but these are costly and complex to run, requiring sales and operations teams and high-end, secure infrastructure. To prepare more youth for the future of work, our freelance agency proves out a lighter-weight model can also be successful for giving work. The Samasource agency provides freelance skills training to youth with basic digital skills, and helps them get work online.

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Tools for Youth-Driven Learning: Essential Skills Development and Measurement for a Changing World of Work

Creative Associates, IREX

Creative Associates and IREX presented tools to measure youth self-efficacy and to empower youth in their own learning processes. The self-efficacy tool is designed to be specific yet flexible enough to capture changes in youth across 15 communities in three countries that are exposed to a holistic suite of interventions for violence prevention and workforce development. The self-efficacy measure was identified as useful across programming to reduce youth participation in violence.

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Youth Labor Skill Training in Nepal

World Bank Group

Training is one of the main ways that the Nepal government intervenes in the labor market. This descriptive study documents patterns, trends, correlates, and the labor-market effects of formal off-the-job training of youth, based on national household survey data. Training rates in Nepal tend to be higher than in other South Asian countries. Within the country, rates are higher for traditionally advantaged groups. While both short-and long-term training programs are available, most programs are short-term.

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