Fondation Forge commits to Decent Jobs for Youth
The Fondation Forge , a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality labor access to young people with limited economic resources in Latin America, has pledged its commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. The commitment aims to reduce the gap between job offers and opportunities for economically vulnerable youth, aged 16-24, regarding the Future of Work in Latin America.
Focusing on labour demand and supply side, the commitment plans to improve employability and insertion in the labour market of targeted youth, by 2021. It intends to reach at least 80, 000 youth in the region, particularly in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. To achieve this, Fondation Forge is developing an innovative digital platform to train youth on socioemotional competencies and digital skills, and help them better cope with challenges posed by changing labour markets. The result-based training will combine with employment and job intermediation services through Fondation Forge’s platform, and 70% of the trained youth are expected to gain real work experience.
The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has emerged as a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and others. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
The commitment by Fondation Forge will boost action around the thematic areas in digital skills for youth, quality apprenticeships, and transitions to the formal economy. It also highlights its private-public partnerships with 12 partners from the private and the non-for-profit sectors.
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