Employment Education

3 Ways Baltimore Youth Are Benefitting from Life Skills

I had the opportunity to join a PTS session, where I was able to experience firsthand the curriculum and young people in action. In just one morning, I saw moments of breakthrough and moments of struggle. Most importantly, I saw youth begin to expand their possibilities.

Making Jobs Work for Young Saudi Women

While Saudi women make up only 13 percent of the nation’s workforce, their numbers are growing.

The Imperative of 'A Generation at Stake'

Hilton Worldwide President and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta examines the need to align skills training to market need, ensure greater investment in youth economic opportunities, and see expanded cross-sector collaboration.

From Idleness to Opportunity in Kenya

“I had to drop out of secondary school because my aunt, my guardian, could not afford to educate me,” began Joseph Kinyanjui. “I hoped one day I would operate a big machine.” This 22-year-old graduate of the Sport for Kenyan Youth Employment initiative addressed an audience of project partners and construction firms, describing his initial idleness and current success.

What Wasn’t Said at the White House Global Development Summit

While I join the administration and Summit participants in applauding all that has been accomplished in the last seven and a half years, I believe the event was missing discussions of two key realities.

A Youth Development Professional’s Journey in Jordan

Alia in Jordan is passionate about working with young people, including young women, and connecting them to the training that will allow them to succeed.

5 Strategies for Managing a Multi-Stakeholder Alliance

Preparing young people for the job market requires a system of schools, employers, industrial chambers, and civil society working together. But how do you manage these alliances effectively? 

What a High School Diploma Means in Mexico

The economic and emotional value of a high school diploma cannot be undersold.

In Kenya, The Woman Who Plans to be Foreman

Linnet isn't listening to anyone else's opinion of her choice to pursue a career in Kenya's growing construction sector.

Tackling Youth Unemployment in Jordan through Apprenticeships

IYF joined forces with the International Labor Organization (ILO) to link unemployed, at risk, and vulnerable youth between the ages of 16 and 24 to informal apprenticeship opportunities in five governorates in Jordan