Events

May 23, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The Youth To Business Forum is an event which aims to connect passionate...
June 9, 2015 ; (All day) EST
Act for Impact: A Global Plan for Youth Economic Citizenship Together with...
November 19, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The 2015 MasterCard Foundation Symposium on Financial Inclusion will be...

Worth Reading

IQ tests and achievement tests do not adequately capture non- cognitive skills personality traits, goals, character, motivations, and preferences that are valued in the labour market, in school, and in many other domains. For many outcomes, their predictive power rivals or exceeds that of cognitive skills. Evidence from the General Educational Development (GED) testing programme in the United States shows the importance of non-cognitive skills. The GED is an achievement test which dropouts can take to certify that they are equivalent to secondary school graduates. The programme is based on the widely held belief that tests capture the important skills learned in school. On the surface, the... Read more
View the sessions structured along the 2015 theme of “Scale in Practice” and five technical tracks: Workforce Development, Enterprise Development, Financial Inclusion, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender.
Learn how practitioners and workforce stakeholders can identify some of the “best” indicators for measuring youth workforce development outcomes, how they've been measured in the past, and what can be learned from those experiences?
Microsoft and Making Cents International collaborated to offer “Understanding the Technology Skills Training Landscape: Framework and Tool” to support a common language and greater understanding of the unique role that each stakeholder plays in the youth workforce development field.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The Design Space seeks to enhance learning and dialogue by using visual imagery to convey key ideas, models, or frameworks for the field. Two...
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News and Analysis

Applications open: April 15, 2015 - June 10, 2015 Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now...
Join the UN Youth Envoy and AIESEC #YouthNow Video Contest Youth opinion is a priority for the United Nations! AIESEC and the Office of the...
What is the School Enterprise Challenge? The School Enterprise Challenge is a student-led, business start-up competition for schools around the world...
Originally posted by Next Billion on May 7, 2015.  This post is the second of a multi-part series about the skill development sector in India and how...
The Global Good Fund is accepting applications from social entrepreneurs for our 2016 Fellowship Program cohort. Candidates are encouraged to...

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