Employment Education

Poised for Take-Off: Mexican Youth Prepare for Aerospace Careers

In Chihuahua, Mexico, industry leaders and training institutions are working together—thanks to IYF—to ensure the region’s youth are ready to seize opportunities in the country’s fast-growing aerospace sector.

The Dilemma Half of South Africa’s Youth Are Facing

Half of South Africa’s young people don’t have a job and aren’t in school. How do we empower them to take part in the nation’s economic growth? Read more in a new study by IYF and Irish Aid.

Investing in Youth Leadership: A Roadmap for Action OCP Policy Center Seminar Series

IYF Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Awais Sufi discusses IYF's approach to positive youth development.

How Comics are Helping Walmart Prepare 200K Women for Work

Through Desafío W, an online platform modeled after a comic book, Chilean youth will develop the skills needed to succeed in the retail industry. The game is part of a major Walmart Foundation initiative to train young women for their first job in retail.

How 11,000 Egyptian Youth Received the Opportunity to Succeed

By strengthening the ability of NGOs to deliver effective services, an IYF initiative in Egypt achieves results that will continue well into the future.

Career Quest: Playing to Win at Work

For industrial trainees in India, game playing is serious business as they practice skills for success at work.

Interview with Reeta Roy

In this interview, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, speaks to the needs of young people in Africa—the world’s youngest continent—and the Foundation’s role in expanding job and educational opportunities for youth.

Caterpillar’s EquipYouth Program Transforming Lives

Nearly 8,000 youth have benefited from EquipYouth, a global job training program. Meet Mithin in India and Titik in Indonesia, and see how their lives have been changed.

Employers in Mexico Rally to Hire Youth At Risk

In Cuidad Juarez, young people trained through an IYF/USAID initiative are transforming employers’ views of what out-of-school youth can achieve.

Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

I'm pleased to share this byline with Dr. Arup Banerji, Senior Director for Social Protection and Labor at the World Bank Group, as we announce this week's launch of the Solutions for Youth Employment coalition. We believe this new alliance can help millions more young men and women find success in the workplace and go on to lead full, productive lives. Here's why.