Guillermo joined Generation in Madrid in 2014. After graduation he got a job as a Digital Consultant.
My job was to look for a job
Like many fresh university graduates in Spain, Guillermo experienced the country’s high rate of youth unemployment first-hand. “My job was to look for a job. I assumed someone was hiring people somehow, but I had no idea how to get a job. I sent my resume to many employers, but got nowhere. It wasn’t easy.”
In late 2014, Jessica was working full-time at a daycare center in Pittsburgh and making minimum wage. Although she enjoyed the care-taking elements of working with children, Jessica had hoped to enter the healthcare field for quite some time. The daycare was understaffed and she often had to take on evening shifts. As a single mother, Jessica typically had to care for her children at work after school. She remembered, “I never got off on time and the kids were with me.
Jacksonville youth employment initiative graduates first class, launches new program in New Town area
Building on the success of its inaugural Information Technology (IT) class, Generation — a youth employment program — started its second IT course this week at Florida State College’s (FSCJ) Advanced Technology Center. On Monday, June 13, it is also launching a Customer Service program at Edward Waters College in partnership with the New Town Success Zone. The program’s expansion comes after the first Jacksonville class of 22 students successfully graduated in late May, with the majority of these young people already employed at local companies.
90 million young people are out of work in India and 200 million are underemployed.
Here’s what we’re doing about it:
Generation pinpoints high-growth sectors, then works with employers to develop a focused curriculum that delivers the professional and personal skills that young people need to build successful careers in those sectors. In India, our initial focus is on healthcare — a sector that exhibits incredibly high demand for trained individuals.
Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.