"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.
"How Do We Measure Soft Skill Acquisition?" was presented under the Workforce Development track at the 2012 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Conference. This presentation, examines proven approaches, tools, and methodologies for teaching “soft skills” for the workplace.
Kathmandu, located high in the Himalayas in a bowl-shaped valley in central Nepal, recently provided a dramatic setting for the first of four training sessions on youth financial services provided as part of SEEP’s Reaching Scale in Youth Financial Services Practitioner Learning Program (PLP), which started 2.5 years ago.
Among the star line-up of speakers and presenters during this year's 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting which addressed a host of pressing global concerns, critical voices on youth provided a necessary reflection on the state of global youth particularly in areas of employment, education, and financial inclusion for youth. Review agenda, topics, and speakers. Read the article here.
As I speak with young people from around the globe, I find striking similarities. They are full of innovation, creativity, and talent. People under 30 are the first generation of youth that can consider themselves a global entity. They see themselves as global citizens and want to connect and help one another.
The following self-assessement tool is based on practitioner experience in designing and delivering youth-inclusive financial (YFS) credit products and services. It has been developed for financial services providers (FSPs) who have already committed to designing and delivering youth-inclusive financial services. The purpose of this tool is to help FSPs assess whether or not they have considered various youth-specific elements during the product design and implementation process. This tool is based on the product design framework known as the 8Ps, which breaks down a financial product and service into eight key elements. In addition to considering the key elements listed below, it is also important for an institution to consider their target market segment (age, sex, marital status, etc.) when applying this tool.