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.
Starting today, every one of us can work together and take concrete steps to ensure young Americans are thriving in their jobs, schools and communities. Generated by the priorities of our diverse, cross-sector coalition and an extensive listening tour with key partners, Opportunity Nation is releasing our plan to tackle the U.S. youth employment crisis: WE GOT THIS.
Getting youth into productive employment is an urgent policy issue for countries around the world. A successful transition to the labor force is essential for young people to be assured of success in life, but many young people encounter significant obstacles to this transition. Youth are three times more likely than adults to be unemployed; worldwide, almost 73 million youth are looking for work. In the wake of the financial crisis at the end of the last decade, the share of youth neither participating in the labor force nor enrolled in school has been increasing.
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Creative Associates International
Youth who can effectively recognize, manage, and communicate emotions get the most out of their learning experiences while strengthening key soft skills for workforce success including self-control, positive self-conception, communication, and social skills. Emotional awareness, though, is not intuitive and is rarely taught formally.
Are you designing, running, funding or evaluating an organization or a pilot program that has the potential to reach regional or national scale? This Lab provides participants with a management framework, a set of practical tools, and a variety of tips intended to increase their programs’ prospects for achieving sustainability and scale. It will include discussion of ongoing efforts to scale a range of youth and enterprise development models, hands-on practice applying a scalability assessmen
The Springfield Centre for Business in Development
In development, we talk endlessly and eloquently about our ambitions for lasting and large-scale impact on poverty. But to what extent does this mantra actually drive what we do and how we do it, and how much is little more than empty rhetoric for the ears of distant, sometimes apathetic, supporters, funders or politicians?
SPARK, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)
Youth play a vital role in development, but they are often excluded from decision making process in emerging economies where youth focused policies are often just symbolic and not implemented, and are often created without consulting their needs. How can donors and the private sector support countries with high youth unemployment and low participation to develop inclusive policies? The answer: empowering youth to advocate for the improvement of their socioeconomic position in the society.
Population Services International (PSI), USAID, ICRW, Advocates for Youth
Engagement, participation, involvement and leadership. These words are now cornerstones of our youth and development policies, white papers and proposals. We might believe in them and commit to them but doing them right is hard. In this workshop we disentangle what has failed and what shows promise for engaging youth in program design, research, implementation and advocacy.
Udemy, Education Development Center (EDC), Catawba Valley Community College
You've designed a groundbreaking and effective youth development program and you are ready to take it online to achieve bigger scale and impact. How will you ensure that your program will make the transition to a digital format and stay relevant, engaging, feasible, and sustainable? Your staff is fluent in several languages but what the heck are MOOCs, the Cloud, Moodle, Drupal, flip the classroom, CMS and LMS?
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), JA Worldwide, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Many of the skills expected of today's youth, such as perseverance, problem solving, and communication, are associated with an entrepreneurial mindset and incorporated into entrepreneurship education. Despite these trends, there are currently few comprehensive assessments on the market that actually measure these skills.