Education Program Specialist, Kristin Brady speaks on workforce development.
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.
Akazi Kanoze provides Rwandan youth ages 14-35 with market-relevant life and work readiness training and support, hands-on training opportunities, and links to the employment and self-employment job market. This final evaluation was designed to measure whether as a result of the project youth show a measurable change in employability and employment outcomes.
In this report, The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) presents a conceptual foundation for furthering work based learning (WBL) through a review of the three main WBL models: internships, youth apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises.
In this study, disadvantaged Brazilian youth participated in a year-long program that used technical skills training as the foundation for learning, while also developing the soft skills that are potentially more important for longer term success.