Develop Skills of Out-of-School Youth
Today, there are 81 million unemployed young people globally. Key reasons for global youth unemployment include lack of information about career options, lack of skills, and lack of connections to potential employers. Despite this, young people have the fastest wage increases during on-the-job training and may be particularly attractive to firms in the new and growing sectors of the economy because they are quick to adopt the new production methods and technology. Soft skills are also required improve education completion and job readiness.
Our program seeks to equip young people with employable skills by:
- Developing innovative models that equip young people to work or to be entrepreneurial in economic growth sectors.
- Expanding youth employment models that work.
- Providing youth with vocational training, entrepreneurship, ICT, and alternative learning opportunities.
Learn more about our work:
Youth learning important computer skills as part of the microfinance program
YouthInvest – an integrated package of financial services plus training in financial literacy, job skills and life skills – offers a targeted approach that instils youth with confidence, a clear sense of direction and the ability to create their own micro enterprise or gain meaningful employment. They can have a future, see a role for themselves in their community and support themselves and their families.”
Kim Pityn, Vice President, International Operations, MEDA