Check out this PowerPoint presentation from the Workforce Connections event, Can Youth Employment Reduce Violence in Latin America?, held on March 25th, 2015.
Presentation: Employment and Violence Prevention: What Central American youth are saying works and doesn't work, presented by Susan Cruz
LINC, Workforce Connections
The Workforce Connections project is awarding a series of competitive learning grants related to systems thinking and soft skills. LINC (www.linclocal.org), an innovator in local systems strengthening, has been awarded the first of these grants.
LINC, Workforce Connections
To elicit bottom-up learning initiatives from US- and field-based implementers and practitioners in the workforce development arena, FHI 360’s USAID-funded Workforce Connections project is awarding a series of competitive learning grants related to systems thinking and soft skills. We are pleased to announce that LINC (www.linclocal.org), an innovator in local systems strengthening, has been awarded the first of these grants.
In this study, disadvantaged Brazilian youth participated in a year-long program that used technical skills training as the foundation for learning, while also developing the soft skills that are potentially more important for longer term success.
Education Development Center (EDC), Distribuciones Universales S.A. (DIUNSA)
Join youth workforce development and mobile for development experts in better understanding how the combination of physical experiential learning programs, mobile technologies, and partnerships can be structured to scale Youth Workforce Development programs.
RTI International, SVNet, Microsoft
While engaging the private sector in education and training is widely encouraged, collaboration typically boils down to isolated examples of individual companies working directly with a school. This session will explore the benefits of private sector engagement at an industry-wide level.
Gobernación de Antioquia, International Youth Foundation, Multilateral Investment Fund
From a youth training pilot, to a scaled program, to a systems-level initiative, this session will walk participants through the evolution of a youth employability model now posited to impact 1 million unemployed young people in Latin America. By highlighting the experience in Colombia, participants will gain an insider view to the approach, challenges, and learnings that they can apply to their programs.
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).
Child and Youth Finance International
Close to 5 percent of the youth population worldwide has access to a savings account, though they represent around 18 percent of the world population, and disparities are significant; in some economies (i.e Australia, France and New Zealand) around 70 percent of students of 15 years old have a bank account, though in others (Israel, Poland and Slovak Republic) the figure is less than 30 percent.
Originally posted by Plan International on June 23rd, 2015.
June 2015: Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have made a €2.9 million (US$3.3 million) grant to Plan International to help us provide skills training to 4,000 disadvantaged youth in Brazil, Colombia and El Salvador through our Youth Employment Solutions programme.