With funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and in partnership with Silatech, Making Cents International is implementing the IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program (RYEEP); a three-year grant to increase employment and self-employment of young people aged 15-35 in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries of Egypt, Yemen, Morocco and Tunisia.
Coaching is not a standalone intervention. Research demonstrates that youth who have someone that encourages them and believes in their skills and abilities is in a better position to achieve their goals. Coaching is a key component of the USAID-funded SKYE Project in Guyana. The project recruits full-time coaches to support youth during the work-readiness training and in their job search.
Part 3: Career guidance centre in Kosovo bridges the gap between VET schools and private sector
In our third and final blog about labour market interventions in Eastern Europe we will talk about career guidance centres for students of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Kosovo. The story describes how a new and sustainable approach towards career guidance ensures VET students and private companies receive better services.
El Salvador’s first-ever Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry-Higher Education Cluster was launched in March 2015, the first of several clusters formed by industry partners and higher education institutions (HEIs) in different economic sectors (e.g. energy, manufacturing, agro-industry, and health).
By 2020, 1 out of every 2 employees in the workforce will be a millennial. It is a generation that will have played over 10,000 hours on a gaming platform before 21 years of age. It is a generation that has grown up not only playing, but mastering the skill of gaming. From Pac-Man to Angry Birds, the generation entering our workforce has grown up in a make believe world that has changed the way that they engage and interact.
It is a fact that the face of our workforce is different. The question is how do companies adapt to this reality?
Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) is a multi-stakeholder coalition among public sector, private sector, and civil society actors that aims to provide leadership and resources for catalytic action to increase the number of young people engaged in productive work. The S4YE coalition was founded, in partnership, by Accenture, International Labour Organization (ILO), International Youth Foundation (IYF), Plan International, RAND Corporation, the World Bank, and Youth Business International (YBI).
Vocational education and training (VET) can play a central role in preparing young people for work, developing adults’ skills and responding to labour-market needs of the economy. However, VET has been neglected in the past an marginalized in policy discussions, often overshadowed by the increasing emphasis on general academic education. Nevertheless, more recently, an increasing number of countries are recognizing that high quality vocational education and training have a major contribution to make to economic competitiveness.