In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Via: Pathways to Work applies a systems approach to improve economic opportunities for underserved young people in Mozambique and Tanzania. Via facilitates sustainable changes and refinements in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and entrepreneurship systems in both countries. The goal is that collective behaviors of TVET system actors, including government, employers, civil society, and youth, are more responsive to the needs of young people and industry. Specifically, the program is integrating life skills programming and career support services—clearly identified workforce and industry gaps—into technical offerings for more than 21,000 young people. The Via legacy will be in the systemic changes made at institutional levels and across an array of youth training and support services stakeholders, leading to significant numbers of youth benefiting from these advances over time.

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