U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy
Youth services programs, educators and others helping young job seekers prepare for employment are encouraged to view, display, share and lead discussions about the videos, which aim to help all youth, including those with disabilities, develop and strengthen six essential skills needed to succeed in today's workforce: communication, networking, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.
The Employment and Training Administration’s Workforce Investment Act Youth Program
This tool is designed to help workforce professionals identify promising occupations for youth served by the workforce system, and the credentials that help youth attain them.
Citi Foundation and Genesis Analytics
Comparing Evaluation Methods for Financial Education Interventions in Africa was presented under the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment Track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference.This presentation explores the importance and relative merits of various evaluation methodologies for financial education interventions for youth in Africa, through the experience of the DFID-funded Financial Education Fund (FEF).
Education for Employment
"Education for Employment What do We Mean by “Soft Skills” Preparation" was presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation gives better understanding of the skills that are required to succeed in the work place, how to teach them to young people, and how the acquisition of these skills leads to lasting employment.
The MasterCard Foundation
NEW YORK and TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2012 -- An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people
Women's Refugee Commission
Women's Refugee Commission
Young men and women displaced in Nairobi, Kenya, face many barriers to earning an income. Urban violence, police harassment, restricted access to formal markets, disrupted education and a lack of safe spaces in the community are among the main barriers to attending school and training programs. Refugee youth report that education and training, as well as personal security, are their highest priorities. Young people appear to have little knowledge of their rights, of refugee laws and policies or of the few programs that exist to assist them.
Multilateral Investment Fund
18 years have passed since the MIF began working with youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since then, a whole new generation has been born. The risks this generation faces are formidable: those who lack skills and connections will often be shut out of the formal economy. Fortunately, the opportunities rival the risks. The energy, diversity, and potential of young people can be transformed into a vibrant engine of growth for the region. The MIF remains committed to the critical goals of supporting access to jobs and business opportunities for this new generation of youth.
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that nearly 75 million young people are unemployed in the world today. This number has increased by more than 4 million since the financial crisis of 2008-9, and the outlook for the medium term is worsening. The global youth unemployment rate is 12.7 percent in 2012, and the ILO projects that it is likely to rise to 12.9 percent by 2017.2
Global Campaign for Education
Across the world, 69 million children do not go to primary school. 54% are girls. Once in school, girls are faced with numerous challenges and are more likely than boys to stop attending before they complete primary education. Girls also have significantly less chance of progressing to secondary school in many parts of the world. Of the 759 million adults lacking literacy skills, two-thirds are women – a share that has actually increased slightly over the last decade.