We prepare young people for the workforce with evidence-based pedagogical approaches and learning pathways that bridge the gap between education opportunities, the labor force, and private sector needs. Our training programs integrate life skills and are tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable youth seeking to find and keep a job; to provide entrepreneurship skills to launch their own careers; and to help youth access technical and vocational skills and tertiary programs that enable them to pursue sustainable livelihoods. Internship and mentorship programs place graduates of our training in their first jobs and support employers in training and retaining interns. Our projects also engage private sector partners to ensure that youth in vocational, technical, and tertiary education programs are receiving skills and knowledge that are applicable to the current workforce demands.
Youth Workforce Development .
Empowering Youth to Drive Economic Reform in Tunisia
The Tunisia JOBS project works with university students to demystify the economic reform process and introduce how they can advocate for positive change that will create more job opportunities and improved competition.
In Goma, Literacy Forms Foundation of Economic Success
In the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through the ACCELERE!1 project, USAID and DFID co-developed the first-ever functional literacy modules in the local language of Kiswahili.
What Men Can Do, Ladies Can Do
The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity partnered with Sing With Me Happily to train 108 female youth in tractor operations and help them find employment across Uganda.
Youth Involvement in Agriculture
Philip DeCosse sits down with Dr. Tom Reardon to discuss opportunities for youth to benefit from intermediary growth.