Fundación Esplai Commits to Equipping Young People with Coding and AI Skills in Spain
(Spain) Fundación Esplai has pledged its commitment to Decent Jobs for Youth on improving young people’s employability through the promotion of digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills. In partnership with Microsoft, the commitment contributes to Fundación Esplai’s vision of improving people’s livelihoods and civic participation using technology.
The commitment is based on an inclusive approach of supporting vulnerable young women, unemployed youth and young persons with disabilities. Young people gain access to decent jobs through improved digital literacy and training pathways to certification and specialization. The action is threefold: supporting educators to understand AI fundamentals; implementing AI initiatives to improve education and livelihoods of persons with disabilities and providing training for young people on developing AI solutions.
Fundación Esplai’s commitment will boost action and impact on Digital Skills for Jobs. It has a strong focus on Gender Equality targeting over 60% of female participants for the commitment. Supporting young women to succeed in the digital economy has been a priority for Fundación Esplai. For instance, the #ChicasInTech initiative aims to encourage more young women to choose professional pathways in science and technology through a campaign and different practical workshops.
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, to support young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
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