This post was written by a young woman who participated in the first phase of our EquipYouth initiative, through which we've been working to connect young people around the world with critical technical and life skills training.
Loud. Hot. Busy. These are my first impressions as I tour Workshop #2, the assembly floor for 11- and 40-liter engines at Chongqing Cummins Engine Company (CCEC) plant in Chongqing, China.
In this post our Executive Vice President for Business Development, Peter Shiras, introduces CONALEP, a key partner in Mexico. He looks at how CONALEP aims to make vocational training more responsive to the needs of students and employers.
Sheng was born and raised in a rural area of China’s Henan province until the age of 16, when both of his biological parents passed away. His stepfather assumed legal guardianship and struggled with cyclical unemployment throughout the young man’s teen years.
If you build an aircraft maintenance workforce, will investment for a maintenance facility come? If you're in Chihuahua, Mexico, the answer looks to be yes, thanks to years of planning.
The city of Arusha sits only about 65 miles from Mount Kilimanjaro but across two continents and nearly 10,000 miles from Mountain View, San Francisco, and San Jose, California. Last month, employees from tech companies headquartered there—Facebook, Pinterest, and Cisco, respectively—made the trip to East Africa as volunteers with Silicon Valley-based nonprofit Team4Tech.
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.
With 17 goals and 169 targets, the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda sets a pace for the next 15 years that's ambitious—and impossible, critics will say. As the UN prepares to adopt these Sustainable Development Goals next week, the links and overlap between four key goals highlighted by Bill Reese in 4 Reasons to Be Optimistic about the 2030 UN Agenda will be critical to their collective success.
Partnerships are at the core of our work at IYF. Knowing that each collaboration allows us to reach more of the world's youth with the skills, tools, and connections to access new opportunities, we're proud to begin teaming with the Initiative for Global Development (IGD).
If you are concerned, as I am, about the wellbeing of today’s young people, and wonder what it will take to create a better future for them and their children, then here’s some positive news.