Employment Education

Black Brilliance: Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well.

In a moment of...

Say Hello to Concierge: A New Course Preparing Young People for a Future in Hospitality

On International Youth Day 2021, IYF is excited to announce the launch of Passport to Success Concierge (PTS-C)—a brand new, free, online version of our award-winning life skills training course that’s designed...

En Trayecto (On the Journey)

EN TRAYECTO is a program aimed at young people in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico that offers technical training to chart a new path for a better quality of life. In this video we invite you to learn a little about the program and meet some of our participants.

If We Want to Create Good Jobs and Save the World, We're Doing It Wrong

(This post is also available in Spanish.)

A new report by...

Five Ways to Combat Stereotypes and Advance Gender Equity in TVET Systems

Unfortunately, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) suffers from negative and inaccurate misperceptions across the globe. Palestinian TVET expert...

How Tech Training Creates Connections for Girls and Their Families in Jalisco, Mexico

Learn how a tech training program in Mexico is helping create critical support networks for young women. 

Six Tips From Ambassador Trint: Advocating for Yourself at School & Work

Speaking up for yourself and the things that are important to you and asking for what you want and need is easier said than done. Oftentimes, people—especially young people—find it difficult to advocate for themselves within the workplace and school settings. They may worry about overstepping...

New Via Program Website Shares Insights and Provides Valuable Resources for Impact

For IYF and partner Mastercard Foundation, learning has always been a critical aspect of the Via: Pathways to Work program. Recently, the program team launched a new website to share...

Meet Seven Young People Helping Bring IYF's Virtual Summit to Life

Learn about our upcoming virtual summit—Our Future, Our Voices—from seven young people who've helped bring it to life. 

COVID Check-In: Reinvention Through Skills Training in Mozambique

In Mozambique, many people work in the informal economy—for example, selling bean pastries on city streets, braiding people’s hair from doorsteps or porches, or operating small market stalls selling food or cosmetics. However, as part of COVID-19...