Does Holistic Youth Development Programming Lead to Strengthened Employability? How Do We Know?
Over the last 5-10 years, experience shows that targeted workforce development supply-side interventions can lead to increased employability and employment outcomes for youth. However, experience has also shown that these targeted, quick result programs are often not scalable or result only in short- term gains. How can we bridge this gap, and how do we know that we have done so? Come to this session to learn about IREX’s recent experience and evaluations demonstrating a link between holistic youth development programming and strengthened employability outcomes, share your own experience, and help us see if this programming holds long-term value!