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  • Build Your Labor Market Assessment Toolkit: A Hands-On Introduction to Analyzing Youth Employment Opportunities

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 01:45 PM
    Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA

    Making Cents will organize a “Build Your Labor Market Assessment Toolkit: A Hands-On Introduction to Analyzing Youth Employment Opportunities” training session on September 29, 2017 from 1:45 PM to 4:15 PM at the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, Crystal Gateway Marriott.

    In this interactive session led by FHI 360 and facilitated by USAID, participants will learn about the key uses and components of a labor market assessment, and have the chance to test out a number of powerful and innovative tools that can help them answer important questions about a labor market system. How do stakeholders act and interact? How can changes in the global, national, and local economic context affect employment opportunities for youth, and employers’ demand for skills? What do these changes mean for female youth, rural youth, and others? How do young people move through the educational system and into the labor market? Participants will gain knowledge of tools drawn from a range of disciplines, learning to use both qualitative and quantitative information to analyze the nature and dynamics of labor supply and demand, and the alignment between the two (or lack thereof) in a labor market system.

     

    Presenters:

    Eleanor Sohnen, FHI 360, Technical Advisor (USA)

    Mónica Ferrey, Thriive Nicaragua, Business Development Officer (Nicaragua)

    Olga Merchán, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Education Youth and Workforce Development Advisor (USA)