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.
Strengthening Jordan’s Economy Through Tourism
With millions of people visiting Jordan each year, the government recognized that the tourism industry is a major asset to Jordan’s economy and should be strengthened.
Piloting and Promoting Best Practices for Economic Growth
Piloting and sharing approaches to job creation, public financial management, trade and customs, access to finance, enterprise and workforce development, and economic inclusion is promoting economic growth in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Creating Opportunities for Youth in Agriculture
Uganda, which has the second-youngest population in the world, is creating economic opportunities for youth in the agriculture sector.
News: Youth-Led Innovations: The Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19, representatives from our Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture (YLA) activity, along with partner Equator Seeds Limited, joined USAID for an event entitled “USAID Youth-Led Innovations: The Journey to Self-Reliance.” The event, held in Washington, D.C., and hosted by USAID, YouthCorps, and the Global Development Lab, brought together partners, donors,…
News: Re-Mapping Global Education at #CIES2018
From March 25 to 29, education and literacy experts from Chemonics will participate in the 2018 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in Mexico City, Mexico. The event brings together more than 3,000 researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world to discuss high-priority issues in this sector. In addition…
Fostering Youth-Led Farmer Services Enterprises in Uganda
Uganda has the world’s second-youngest population with 8 million youth aged 15 to 30 and a growing job gap: Each year 400,000 youth enter the labor market and compete for 80,000 formal jobs. With a high population growth rate, job seekers are expected to reach 48 million by 2040. Reliant on agriculture, Uganda sits at…