FULL LIST OF TRAINING & CAPACITY

Education Indicators in Focus: Vocational Education and Traning (VET) Programs

OECD

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.

Resource Type: 
Report

Competition: TVET for the 21st Century in Africa | The Most Promising Practices on the African Continent

Workforce Connections

Do you work with a technical vocational education and training (TVET) program in Africa that is delivering skills for the 21st century?

Do you work with a TVET program in Africa whose students are finding jobs and becoming successful entrepreneurs?

Do you work with a TVET program in Africa that is demand-driven and employer-led?

Competition is open from August 1 – 31, 2015
Go To www.wfconnections.org

Youth at Work: Building Economic Opportunities for Young People in Africa

The MasterCard Foundation

Generating viable employment for young people remains a serious global problem. This situation is particularly acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, where some 600 million people are currently under the age of 25. Many still do not have access to quality and reliable economic opportunities, either through self- or formal employment. The economic and social costs of this challenge are too high. It is time for the global youth jobs movement to take its work to a new level—a level that will create new economic opportunity for millions of young people.

Resource Type: 
Report

Shattering Stereotypes: Nontraditional Job Paths for Young Women

EMpower—The Emerging Markets Foundation

This resource kit was put together to provide references and easy-to-use tools and resources for participants in the “Shattering Stereotypes Learning Exchange on Nontraditional Jobs for Young Women”. This learning exchange, which took place in January 2015, brought together select EMpower grantee partners and other experts working to position and prepare girls and young women for jobs usually reserved for males.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Monitoring & Evaluation for Knowledge Management Panel Discussion

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USAID Learning Lab
DATE: 
Jun 24, 2015 (10:00am)

Please join the KM Reference Group and special guests Making Cents International and the Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) project in a discussion of their approaches to measuring and learning for knowledge management.

Financial Services for Rural Youth: Learning Agenda and Egypt Case Study

Making Cents International

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.

Resource Type: 
Report

Microsoft Pink Cloud Scholarship

Microsoft Italy and Friendship Ambassadors Foundation

THE PINK CLOUD INITIATIVE

May 19-21, 2015 in Milan, Italy

During EXPO 2015

Microsoft Italy and Friendship Ambassadors Foundation invite female students/ professionals (age 18-24) to a special initiative called The Pink Cloud, which aims to encourage young women to undertake STEM studies and to inspire professional STEM careers.

Microsoft Italy will be providing full scholarships to qualified candidates, to attend and take part in The Pink Cloud Initiative, in Milan, Italy.

Cultivating an ecosystem for youth development

Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University

Author Bio: Joshua Schoop is a Social Innovation Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University. Joshua studies ecosystems to foster youth development and entrepreneurship. He completed his PhD at the Payson Center for International Development in 2014. This blog post discusses Dr. Schoop’s recent research that investigated the inner workings of an innovative urban youth leadership program.

Contact Info:

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/joshuaschoop

Follow Joshua on Twitter @jmschoop

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