Advancing Economic Mobility with Skills (AEMS) (2021–2022)
The Advancing Economic Mobility with Skills (AEMS) project, supported by Microsoft Philanthropies in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, is dedicated to making it easier for youth-serving NGOs worldwide to digitally deliver employability-related skill trainings.
To do this, the program created an online demonstration training platform that houses guidance briefs, training videos, a digital training platform selection guideline, and a robust curricula library. The resources, developed in close collaboration with three of the Standard Chartered Bank's Futuremakers organizations—Sightsavers, Challenges Worldwide, and Friend Union for Energizing Lives (FUEL), are publicly availlable on the training platform.
Youth participants are also offering feedback on past digital training experiences as well as trainings that take place as part of the project. Their engagement is shaping the final version of the resource materials and each organizations’ future skills training work.
The project also provides Futuremakers organizations the opportunity to learn more about and use the recently released Microsoft Community Training (MCT) platform as part of their training efforts. MCT is a software that allows learners to access training content both online and offline through the web and an Android app, and it empowers youth-serving organizations to create and deliver tailored trainings specific to the needs of each community.
The AEMS online demonstration training platform