The Challenge: Youth Employment
The dual crises of youth employment and economic inequality are two of the most pressing challenges facing the Americas today. Latin America and the Caribbean currently face 8.1% of unemployment rate, with youth unemployment (29 Millions of total unemployed in the region) rising to 18.3%. They are exposed to causes and effects of unemployment.
32 million young people
– or twenty percent of the region’s total youth population – are neither working nor engaged in education or training (NEET); and more than 60% of NEETs are women. In addition, 50% of formal firms in LAC report having difficulty filling jobs.
We inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Through the delivery of hands – on, blended learning, we activate youth for the future of jobs, by teaching the skills they need. Our initiatives combine digital components and volunteers’ interventions
JA and other
Partners supporting JA: