Themes Tackling Youth Unemployment

Globally, 75 million young people are unemployed, but businesses can't find enough skilled workers to fill job vacancies. How can a country tackle the Education to Employment challenge?

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As part of our research, we studied 100 education-to-employment initiatives around the world. Here are four of those stories. We will be adding more case studies in the near future. If you know about an innovative program, please tell us about it. Submit your own case study.

casethumbs-TAFE2 TAFE Country: Australia

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) is Australia’s largest provider of vocational training, offering courses in fields ranging from aromatherapy to aircraft surface finishing. (Some fields of study can also count toward a university degree.) TAFE works closely with business and industry to define and develop appropriate skills; its courses lead to internationally-recognized qualifications.

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Meisterschool1 Meister High Schools Country: South Korea

Established in 2010, the network of Meister Schools is specifically designed to prepare youths to work in high-skilled manufacturing jobs and other fields. They also seek to encourage a higher sense of status for such positions.

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casethumbs-amtec AMTEC Country: United States

The Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC) partners auto companies and community colleges to offer training to prepare students for high-skilled careers in the auto industry.

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casethumbs-ILFS IL&FS Skills Country: India

IL&FS Education, an initiative of a major infrastructure company, is a for-profit company that has been working in skill development since 2007. In 2010, it established IL&FS Skills, a joint venture with the government-run National Skill Development Corporation. IL&FS Skills operates in 24 of India’s 28 states.

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All facts and figures come from local and national governments; international organizations; and the programs themselves.

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