We prepare youth for the workforce through cross-sectoral programming to bridge the gaps between education opportunities, the labor force, and private sector needs. Our life skills training programs are tailored to meet the needs of vulnerable youth seeking fundamental soft skills to find and keep a job; entrepreneurship skills to launch their own careers; and hard skills in agriculture and other core sectors to pursue lucrative and sustainable livelihoods. Internship 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.