October 13, 2016  |  

ILO’s Academy on Youth Employment

The World YMCA is proud of its partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). ILO and the YMCA both are dedicated to tackling the challenges facing youth employment globally. From the One Million Voices research we learnt that a lack of employment opportunities was a major concern for young people. ILO is working towards development of youth employment policy that identifies problems, analyses situations and then provides solutions in the form of policy design. In particular policy design that is grounded in the needs of young men and women and is able to be implemented into national employment strategies.

From the 17th-28th of October ILO, in partnership with Sida, are running a training event in Turin, Italy; The Academy on Youth Employment. The YMCA will have 2 representatives attending the training from the Senegal and Madagascar YMCAs.

During the training our representatives will take part in workshops, meetings and discussions on education and skills programmes, labour market policies, entrepreneurship and self-employment. There will also be elective courses on youth transition work, green jobs and rural youth employment.

This is an exciting event for the YMCA to be part of, it will be attended by government representatives, other non-profits, labour market institutions and more. It will surely broaden our knowledge and connections that will help us meet the needs of more young people in the area of employment.


By Cassandra Troman, New Zealand

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