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Does Sport-Based Workforce Training Work for At-Risk Youth in LAC?: Final Results from the A Ganar Randomized Control Trial in Honduras

ORGANIZER: 
USAID
DATE: 
Jun 23, 2017 (10:00am to 11:30am)

Social Impact will present final results of a USAID-funded six-year randomized control trial of the A Ganar workforce development program in Honduras. Implemented by Partners of the Americas, A Ganar uses sports-based life skills activities, vocational training, internships and follow-on support to combat youth unemployment.

The Impact of Youth Skills Training on the Financial Behavior, Employability and Educational Choice in Morocco

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

In the context of global concerns about the economic exclusion of youth, efforts to facilitate youth access to decent jobs and financial services have become a development priority. This is particularly the case in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where continued growth of the youth population has exacerbated pressures on education systems and labor markets. This has contributed to poor labor market outcomes for young people, increasingly characterized by high unemployment, underemployment and informality.

In Nicaragua, Caribbean Coast Youth Make History through Technical Education

Creative Associates International

Inside a bustling workshop in one of the nation’s most prestigious vocational education and training centers, aspiring technical students carefully navigate metal pliers to repair a colorful array of yellow, green, black and red wiring on an electrical panel board.

Skills at Scale: Transferable Skills in Secondary and Vocational Education in Africa

MasterCard Foundation

Despite the recent economic slowdown, the majority of African countries continue to experience economic growth, rising trade and increasing inflows of foreign investment. Peace, political stability and good governance are also on the rise. Yet a closer examination offers a sobering reminder that growth alone does not guarantee equitable development.

Latin America has the world’s biggest skills gap. Apprenticeships could close it

World Economic Forum

Latin America holds a promising richness: youth. A quarter of its 163 million people are aged between 15 and 20. With such a huge working age population, Latin America has a massive demographic bonus, especially in comparison to ageing Europe and Asian countries such as Japan. The challenge is to transform the concept of “working age population” into “talent” and “human capital”. That’s not yet happening. On the contrary, about a fifth of Latin America’s young people – or nearly 30 million individuals – are “NEET”, either not employed or not engaged in education or training.

Breaking the Double Barrier of Poverty

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Instead of prescribing higher education as the silver-bullet solution to poverty, we must provide diverse and contextualized pathways to disadvantaged children, enabling them to redefine the dominant narrative of success.
 

Improving Work-Readiness and School-to-Work Transitions for Senegalese Youth

MasterCard Foundation
Youth is Africa’s greatest asset, asserts Jobs for Youth in Africa, a 2016 report by the African Development Bank. Yet with 11 million youth entering the African workforce every year, the continent’s youth remain on the margins of the formal economy, most working in temporary, often vulnerable jobs, many of them either under or unemployed.
 

Education Systems Are Failing Our Kids, so How Can We Prepare Them for the Jobs of the Future?

World Economic Forum
The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. This is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which puts forward a series of practical measures for aligning education and training with future job requirements.
 

For At-Risk Salvadoran Youth, Marketable Skills and Jobs Are Lifelines

Creative Associates International

Ever Antonio Iraeta Cubias dreamed of becoming a chef and owning a successful restaurant. Like other youth living in the Salvadoran town of San Vicente, dreams more often stay in a young person’s head. Fortunately, his aunt heard about a vocational education program in San Vicente that included classes on cooking and running a small restaurant.

Equipping Kazakhstan's Future Workforce

The World Bank

Do you remember how you felt when you graduated from high-school or college? Like me, you probably experienced some uncertainty and anxiety about what comes next, asking questions such as: “Will I get a job, and if so, where?

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