At the 2015 USAID Global Education Summit in November, the workforce Connections Project at FHI360 programmed Goal 2 sessions within three key development themes. Please click on the following links for sessions details and presentation materials.
Watch and listen to the video of the Brookings Event, Soft Skills for Workforce Success: From Research to Action co-hosted by Child Trends, FHI 360 and USAID.
Workforce Connections Key "Soft Skills" That Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus Across Fields
Soft Skills Key to Success for Youth Worldwide New report identifies five most important “soft skills” that will help youth find and keep jobs A new report released on June 17th, 2015 by Child Trends, FHI 360 and USAID as part of the Workforce Connections project, recommends five key skills found by researchers to increase the likelihood that youth (ages 15 to 29) will get a job, keep a job, perform well, earn more, or achieve entrepreneurial success. Soft skills are behaviors, attitudes, and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment and complement technical, vocational, and academic skills.
Child Trends and FHI presented their findings on the Key Soft Skills for Youth Workforce Success at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference on March 12, 2015. The power point is made available to download here. Since this project is working toward building consensus around key soft skills, comments and suggestions are invited by the Workforce Connections community of practice. Please email them to Rachel Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org. The white paper is planned for release in June 2015.
Check out Workforce Connections' Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development Briefing Paper from the Measuring Employment Outcomes event held February 5th, 2015. This publication was prepared by John Lindsay and Sara Babb of FHI 360 through the Workforce Connections project. This paper is the result of extensive conversations, literature review, and web research.
Check out Workforce Connections' PowerPoint presentation from the Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development event held February 5, 2015.
Click below to watch and listen to the recording of Workforce Connections' event, Measuring Employment Outcomes for Workforce Development, held February 5, 2015.
Click to watch and listen to the recording of Workforce Connections' event, Advancing Labor Market Assessments, held November 25, 2014. At this event, Workforce Connections presented: an inventory of existing tools and methods identified to date, a proposed decision tree for labor market analysis, and a summary of new “open source” tools currently in development. Speakers included Bryanna Mills, Eleanor Sohnen and Lara Goldmark.
This technical brief from USAID distills the findings from an extensive review of the known research and evaluation literature into seven key lessons for workforce development program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. USAID workforce development programs seek to incorporate these lessons, while also generating additional evidence on the efficacy of interventions.