The global leader in power generation equipment, Cummins Inc. knows that equipping young trainees with soft skills is critical to bridging today's skills gap—and ensuring entry-level workers have what it takes to pursue career-ladder jobs.
When she was a young girl, Pratibha Shrivastav and her family moved to Delhi from their home in rural India. Living in the city gave her the opportunity to become the first member of her family to graduate from secondary school, but it took a toll on the family's source of income, her father's leather crafting business.
The Urabá region of northwest Colombia is a land of contradictions. In this tropical paradise, many people lack access to decent housing and proper nutrition. Nearly half of youth here are unemployed. To help meet their needs, Integridad Confianza Excelencia Nobleza Fe (ICENF), a community-based organization, provides vocational training, career guidance, and job placement support.
Recognized by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for her efforts to economically empower thousands of families across four Southeast Asian nations while protecting fragile coastal environments, Anoka Abeyrathne often struggles to be heard by male decision-makers in her native Sri Lanka.