Training Youth for Energy Jobs: Helping Youth Solve Energy Problems Through Job Training

Organization/Affiliation(s): 
USAID
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Among Brazil’s poor, youth unemployment can be as high as 66 percent. Young people looking for work lack the skills, experience, and education that make them desirable in a tight labor market. Another, very different, problem among the poor is access to electricity. About 12 to 15 million poor live without electricity — they are not connected to the nation’s power grid.

USAID is tackling these two problems with a joint solution: training youth how to install renewable energy systems that do not rely on access to the nation’s power grid.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Latin America & the Caribbean
Tags: 
Non-formal Education
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Vocational Education
Youth
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