Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, former Mayor of Medellín, discusses the challenges and opportunities surrounding youth development in Colombia.
To close the gender wage gap and promote women’s economic mobility, women need increased access to traditionally male-dominated jobs.
“Perseverance is the key to job success,” says Maya, a professional matchmaker of sorts who connects young Algerian job seekers to businesses seeking qualified entry-level employees.
A few months ago, when IYF’s job placement team in Morocco secured a position for the 900th young person, they celebrated with a cake, a small Alice in Wonderland-style gâteau with the number 900 written on the top. Then, two weeks later, they found jobs for another 100 young people. So, what to do—buy another cake?
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.
For the 44 percent of Palestine’s youth who are unemployed, finding their place in the job market requires persistence, flexibility, networks, and the right mix of skills and experience, as 22-year-old Omar Abu Arra came to find out.
Too few young people are getting help answering the question: “What should I do with my life?” Drawing on 25 years of experience, IYF has developed a range of career guidance tools and resources to support youth in finding the answer.
In many ways, 21-year-old Miriam and her hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are finding their footing together after challenging setbacks. While the embattled city has contended with gang violence, unemployment, and drug trafficking in recent years, conditions are...
“I love restaurants,” says 20-year-old Iyad, who grew up in the city of Irbid, 70 kilometers north of Amman, Jordan. “I always wanted to study in the hospitality industry, but I didn’t have the opportunity,” adds the youth, who often borrowed his mother’s recipe...
YouthMap has provided opportunities for young Ugandans like Beatrice to develop new skills, gain experience, and build their networks in order to be better placed to break into the country's competitive job market and to earn a livelihood.