With the COVID-19 crisis canceling many events, many summer youth employment programs/internships have also been scrapped. This toolkit is orientated toward addressing common challenges imposed by social distancing and the need to pivot to virtual experiences.
This toolkit highlights recent innovations and suggests strategies for strengthening apprenticeships in the fast-changing world of work. Considering technological advances, digitalization, and the growing importance of digital skills, it offers over 20 digital tools that can play an integral part in delivering, monitoring, and evaluating apprenticeship programs.
This brief outlines the elements of the improved apprenticeship model developed by Global Communities in the construction sector in Ghana and examines its effectiveness as an avenue to provide skills training to disadvantaged youth, facilitate their entry into employment, and provide some lessons learned.
The knowledge brief describes Global Communities' approach to implementing sustainable workforce development interventions at scale that targeted the informal construction sector. It outlines the key elements of the approach, assesses whether there are early signs of sustainability, and presents some recommendations.
Digital technologies can facilitate new opportunities and create challenges for the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sectors. This report provides a global, high-level snapshot of the digitalization of TVET and skills systems in a set of countries and international organizations.
This is a stocktake summarizing evidence on “what works” in youth employment programs on both the supply and demand side. This paper is based on an extensive desk literature review and analyzes the major meta-analysis and literature reviews on both the labor demand side and labor supply.
This guide aims to provide general guidance to project managers and project teams on the design and implementation of integrated, cross-sectoral youth employment programs. Governments and development institutions too often implement activities and programs that target either the supply side or the demand side of the labor market without coordination or an explicit intent to create linkages that will maximize the impact of their interventions and improve job opportunities for youth.
The objective of the report is to explore the overarching factors in the Central African Republic (CAR) that contribute to the out-of-school youth phenomenon to provide recommendations for improving existing policies and programs.
This study presents novel evidence from Lebanon on the impact of offering a volunteering program that consisted of inter-community volunteering activities and soft skills training on self-reported social cohesion values in the short term.
This report assesses Sub-Saharan Africa’s achievements in skills development and weighs those achievements against the challenges the region faces. It argues that policymakers in the region need to make strategic and smart investments in the early years, education and training.
This paper examines the effects of a government-sponsored apprenticeship training program designed to address high levels of youth unemployment in Ghana. The results show that apprenticeships shift youth out of wage work and into self-employment.
This case study highlights success stories from Jordan in education related to scale, skills, and affordability and to reaching those who are under-served.
This tool addresses the question of how to improve the relevance and quality of vocational education by engaging with the private sector. It offers an overview of the topic and provides a tool for application-oriented analysis, planning, and development of its project ideas.
This report outlines a framework for the soft skills young entrepreneurs need now and in the future to better navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing job market. This research report literature review and interviews with expert, youth-focused organizations around the world.
The toolkit provides information on important processes and characteristics of demand-driven training models and is designed to support practitioners in assessing the market alignment of their youth training program, while also identifying where the program can be improved.
This study presents new evidence from employer and household surveys on the role of socio-emotional skills—as well as more traditional cognitive and technical skills—in the Philippine labor market. The Philippines is still at an early stage in terms of its ability to measure and develop socioemotional skills.
This note showcases best practices of some GAN members to promote work readiness programs and equip young people with skills to join the workforce. Some of the common features that contribute to the success of these initiatives include a strong support from senior management, clear and measurable goals and diligent tracking of results.
The ILO Toolkit for Quality Apprenticeships is a resource to improve the design and implementation of apprenticeship systems and programmes. It provides a comprehensive but concise set of key information, guidance and practical tools for policy-makers and practitioners who are engaged in designing and implementing Quality Apprenticeships.
S4YE collaborated with LinkedIn to use LinkedIn’s unique data base to address the question: what is the alignment, or mismatch, between the skills employers are demanding and those among the young talent supply? It focuses on four middle-income countries (Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa) and analyzes 390,000 entry-level postings and 6.4 million LinkedIn profiles of youth ages 21-29 to better understand top industries of employment, as well as recruitment and skills trends.
In this report, Youth Employment Funders Group, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation identifies implementation and evaluation challenges in soft skills training and suggests directions for investment in cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable interventions and knowledge.