Welcome to the Workforce Connections Community of Practice! This portal provides a forum for dialogue and resource sharing among practitioners who are passionate about international workforce development.
Workforce Connections promotes evidence-based learning and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, with the goal of improving the capacity of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its industry partners to deliver quality workforce development programming.
Workforce Connections brings together thinking across relevant disciplines including education, economic growth, and positive youth development. The aim is to reduce fragmentation of funding approaches, build consensus over contextually appropriate and effective interventions, and provide guidance on measurement and evaluation of workforce development initiatives. Activities include:
- Community of Practice: create an open space for interaction, sharing, dialogue, debate, and consensus building
- Research and Learning: develop and curate a technically sound and accessible body of knowledge on workforce development programming
- Professional Development: build the capacity of practitioners (especially USAID and partners) through new training, technical assistance, and other professional development opportunities.
Workforce Connections is a two and a half year project (2013-16) funded by the USAID Office of Education and managed by FHI360. Partners include ChildTrends, Making Cents International, and RTI International. Workforce Connections is an Associate Award under the FIELD-Support Leader with Associates.