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Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Without a doubt, incorporating young people in the design and delivery of skills programs leads to better development solutions. Allowing young people to influence the process during the design phase ensures that a program has the voice and…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Hester - JA can cite local studies demonstrating how its programming increases opportunity and earning potential. For example, JA Canada was part of a Boston Consulting Group Research Project which showed that alumni return CDN$425 million annually…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Ndung'u, I agree. At JA many corporations look to work with us because they know we are helping to develop the workforce of the future. It is a very compelling reason to partner."
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"James - I think you raise a very valid point and it addresses why JA feels so strongly about both work readiness and helping youth prepare for careers in entrepreneurship. We know that in the developing world many youth become entrepreneurs not by…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Companies have a wealth of resources to help prepare youth for the workforce. A corporation’s human capital when shared can have a profoundly positive effect on young people. JA’s programs are designed to bring corporate volunteers into…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Hester - We believe it is significant and it is directly the result of a skills mismatch between what the educational system offers and what skills businesses expect their future employees to have. As the economy grows more complex, students not…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"The world stands at the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A phrase coined by WEF Chairman, Klaus Schwab, it is a “technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.” Yet…"
Nov 9, 2016
Brandie Conforti replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?
"Hello. My name is Brandie Conforti and I am the Global Head of Development at JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide. JA empowers young people to own their economic success. We do this by providing cutting-edge, experiential education in workforce…"
Nov 9, 2016

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Job Title
Global Head of Development
Organisation
JA Worldwide
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I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://jaworldwide.org
About my work:
JA Worldwide is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their futures and own their economic success. Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies. With more than 100 member countries, the JA Worldwide network is powered by over 450,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 10 million young people around the world every year.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Technology, Youth Enterprise

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