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ITV Placement Success for Ambitious Student Zubair

Salford City College

A second year student from Salford City College’s Future Skills has started building a career, at one of the most well-known brands in the country. Eighteen-year-old Zubair  Rana from Cheetham Hill has secured a part-time job at ITV’s Media City UK office, after completing a six-week summer placement there as part of his college course.

Matchmaking In The Digital Age

Dalberg-Digital Sharing's Next Frontier

Thoughtfully designed digital sharing connects youth in emerging markets with employers that need immediate short-term work. Employers find freelancers through an online platform that aligns availability, pay, and skills with the task needed. The platform matches and verifies the identity of both parties, and facilitates the digital transfer of payments, IP, and confidentiality agreements as necessary. The freelancer provides high-quality work, and the employer pays, provides feedback, and rates their experience.

FELLOWSHIP: Apply now for Atlas Corps Fellowship, February 2016

Atlas Service Corps, Inc.

Atlas Corps seeks nonprofit/NGO professionals from around the world to apply for Fellowships in the U.S. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 6-18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders. Fellows serve at Host Organizations working on issues that complement their expertise. This prestigious fellowship includes a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing) and health insurance.

Federal Proposal Seeks to Create Summer and Youth Jobs

The Washington Post

The Obama administration unveiled a $5.5 billion proposal to create summer and first-time jobs for youths over four years and a $2 billion scheme to create apprenticeships over five years, the latest in a series of ideas that will be included in the federal budget plan next week.

The proposals — part of a $12.5 billion package of new spending over five years — includes $3 billion to train people to lure firms to the United States from abroad or to keep them from leaving.

Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

International Labour Organization (ILO)

A unique global partnership aims to lift the economic prospects of young people entering the workforce. 

NEW YORK (ILO News) – Amid the global youth employment crisis – characterized by unprecedented levels of unemployment, poor quality and low paying jobs – the UN system is launching an ambitious initiative to generate decent jobs for youth and to assist in their transition from school-to-work. 

Three Weeks that Changed Everything

Intel

Intel is working to empower girls to create tomorrow’s technology through programs like this summer camp that brought girls from nine countries together in Rwanda.

The 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW)

ORGANIZER: 
The Government of the Republic of South Africa, The Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa
DATE: 
Mar 8, 2016 (All day) to Mar 10, 2016 (All day)

Originally Posted by: The Common Wealth

The Government of the Republic of South Africa, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, University of South Africa (UNISA), and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) of South Africa is hosting the 2nd Commonwealth Conference on Youth Work (CCYW).

At Opening of Youth Forum, UN Launches New Initiative to Tackle Employment Crisis

United Nations

As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.

Out-of-School Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Policy Perspective

The World Bank

The economic and social prospects are daunting for the 89 million out-of-school youth who comprise nearly half of all youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. Within the next decade when this cohort becomes the core of the labor market, an estimated 40 million more youth will drop out, and will face an uncertain future without work and life skills. Their lack of work and life skills will impair these youth’s ability to get good jobs in desirable occupations, resulting in low and unstable incomes while exposing them to potentially long periods of unemployment.

Resource Type: 
Report

CONFERENCE: International Youth Leadership Conference 2016 in Dubai, March 2016

Civic Concept International

he 8th International Youth Leadership Conference-UAE is NOW OPEN to applications from ambitious University students and graduates aged 18-26, from all over the world seeking to exchange diverse ideas and views concerning global challenges and the future of world leadership. Applications will be processed on the 1st and 15th of every month. Accepted participants will receive an electronic Acceptance Package, and are expected to confirm their attendance at their earliest convenience.

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