"Again our model is a good example of demand led initiatives. Everything we do starts with a market scan, essentially an opportunity survey that tells us what livelihood opportunities there are in the locations.Then we design a curriculum and create…"
"One limitation that all these successful initiatives (including CAP YEI) and models face is that there are small scale. With over 200 million youth across our continent desperately needing jobs, small pilots will not do it. What we need are…"
"Sorry I misunderstood (aprenticeships/internships). I agree aprenticeship is an expensive way of training youth but only if you are refering to the 'formalised' western model. Otherwise if you travel across Africa you will find that…"
"We started by appealing to their CSR (companies are made of people who care too) but increasing both they and us have gradually moved to a state of enlightened self interest. We want to help youth and they want good workers. We are now at the stage…"
"Companies need to work through a range of stakeholders, including young people themselves. Of course the key change is ensuring industry input is recognised and appreciated as a critical part of skills training.This means working with governments,…"
"The major difference between developed and developing countries in as far as soft skills are concerned is the wide range of support offered in developed countries to young people during and after school in an effort to provide them with prior…"
"There are many and complex causes of this problem. But for Africa one that stands out is the mismatch between what skills and altitudes training institutions produce and what employers require. Thus we see a clear mismatch with many employers being…"