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Employment & employability

 

Did you know?

Around the world, more than 55 million people aged between 15 and 24 are unemployed.

The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened the situation further. More than one in six young people are out of work, while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Particularly in low- and middle-income countries, up to 75% of young people work in the informal economy with no job security and little to no social protection.

Young people

 

Our actions

By providing apprenticeships, traineeships and job opportunities to young people around the world, we help equip young generations with the skills they need to thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow.

So far, we have:

Offered more than

30000

Provided

25000

Provided training sessions to more than

1 million

Collaborated closely with more than

300

Amidst the pandemic, we have scaled up online training to ensure continuity of our internship and apprenticeship programs. We are also working with public and private institutions in many countries to create new programs to help young people develop the skills and resilience they need to be successful in today’s challenging job market.

  • In Mexico, over the course of only three months, we have organized 6,000 individual live coaching sessions on vocational guidance, employability and innovation. We have also developed an entrepreneurship program to support young innovators through mentoring and strategic support for their businesses – helping them overcome challenges and find opportunities to grow.
  • In the UK, 170 apprentices benefited from 30 different virtual training programs offered live or through pre-recorded sessions. Thanks to this effort, the vast majority of apprentices were able to continue development in their specific occupation – from engineering to finance and data science.
  • In the United States, our campus recruiting program hired 138 interns and trainees of all ages who were integrated remotely. Apprentices across nine factories are receiving on-the-job training and virtual classroom instruction.
 


 

Our global partners


 

What are they saying?

I have always been interested in sustainable development goals and how it can make the world a better place. How we can enhance social communities. I had a vision in my mind. I knew the goals that I want to achieve, but I didn't know I could be so effective in driving change in the corporate world.

Nour Taha
Nour Taha Employee, Egypt

I always wanted to work in marketing. I was always fascinated with brands and products, what connects people with a brand. My parents emigrated to Canada, and for the first couple of years it was 10 of them living in a one bedroom apartment. Seeing my parents go through all these struggles, the tough times, the discrimination, it really inspired me to make the most of the opportunities they’ve given me.

Jarod Panganiban
Jarod Panganiban Employee, Canada

Being a female in engineering, you have to give twice as much as a guy. You have to always prove yourself, always have to go the extra mile, to convince yourself along with everyone else, that you have what it takes, that you belong.

Olajumoke Olatunji
Olajumoke Olatunji Employee, Nigeria

 

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