Workforce Development: Investing in Youth.

Technical Brief | October 31, 2017

While the global youth unemployment gap is wide, integrating an improved the youth development model — as exemplified by the work Chemonics is doing — allows youth to learn skills that will prepare them for the job market. This technical brief discusses how these models are accomplished.

Youth development programs need to continue to bridge the gap between school and work. To do this, they should offer avenues to increase economic opportunities for young people, provide social and political stability, and arm the incoming workforce with 21st century skills. By supporting and preparing young people for real-world work, youth workforce development programs can offer new paths to development.