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Why Companies Are Investing in the Skills & Potential of Arab Youth

The Americana Group is one of a growing number of companies in the MENA region that are investing in the training and skills development of young job seekers. Learn more about this win-win proposition for employers and youth.

Conference Urges Scaling Up of Life Skills Programs to Equip Youth for Employment

Priority placed on aligning education systems to address the labor market’s needs

With one in five employers, according to a recent global survey, citing soft skills as a critical—and missing— asset among new entrants to the labor force, the question is not whether to...

IYF Publishes How-To Guide on Labor Market Assessments

Too often, there is a mismatch between the workforce needs of local companies and the skills held by available workers. This job training gap is often a significant factor in the growing youth unemployment crisis worldwide. What’s the solution? How do you tailor a job training program to make...

One Million Youth in Latin America & the Caribbean to Benefit from Novel Job Training Alliance

A path-breaking alliance between major corporations and the public sector will expand effective job training and placement models, reaching one million youth in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next decade.

Today, the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and the Multilateral...