Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology.
How do students gain formal work experience during their post-secondary experience before making the transition to formal employment? What are best practices for gaining work experience that prepare students with the soft and hard skills needed to be successful in their professional lives? Join us for a conversation with experts to discuss best practices and lessons learned from current models from around the globe.
Joyce Warner, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, IREX
Join AIYD as we kick off the 2014 Learning Series with special guest and youth expert, Dr. Marc Sommers who will present on his forthcoming book, entitled The Outcast Majority: War, Development and Africa's Youth. Dr. Sommers will contrast some of the forces that shape and propel young people’s lives in war-affected Africa, with those that influence international development work.
Workforce Connections (USAID, FHI 360, Child Trends, Making Cents International, and RTI International)
May 28, 2014 (03:30pm to 05:00pm)
Join the Workforce Connections Community of Practice launch event! The goal of Workforce Connections is to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among international youth workforce development professionals.
Re-posted with permission from Youth Business International:
Youth Business International (YBI), together with consortium partners Restless Development and War Child UK, are due to launch field research projects with YBI network members, including India and Uganda, aimed at improving industry understanding of how different contexts affect the success of youth entrepreneurship, and assessing how stakeholder programmes promoting entrepreneurship can be adapted to maximise their impact.
Can cash transfers promote employment and reduce rural poverty in Africa? Will lower youth unemployment and poverty reduce the risk of social instability? We experimentally evaluate one of Uganda’s largest development programs, which provided thousands of young people nearly unconditional, unsupervised cash transfers to pay for vocational training, tools, and business start-up costs. Mid-term results after two years suggest four main findings.
This report draws on best practice from the members of our network and other organisations in order to make cross-sectoral recommendations for creating a culture of youth enterprise. It is not intended to provide complete answers but to give a snapshot of what is working in different parts of the world to give young people a chance to become a successful entrepreneur.