Building on the success of the TalenTICs initiative (2017-2018), IYF is actively engaged in the Jóvenes con Entrega program in 2024. Sponsored by FedEx, this initiative was introduced in 2018 and later expanded in close collaboration with Colegio Nacional de Educación Profesional Técnica (CONALEP), Colegio de Bachilleres (COBACH) and Asociación Agape across Mexico and the Americas. This public-private initiative aims to equip vulnerable and second-chance youth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with essential skills for thriving careers in the burgeoning logistics sector, enhancing their employability and socio-economic mobility.
Jóvenes con Entrega seamlessly integrates logistics technical training, life skills development using IYF’s Passport to Success® (PTS) curriculum, and robust job placement services into the regular academic courses of vocational-technical schools (TVET). The program's holistic approach ensures that young people are not just prepared for immediate employment but are empowered for long-term career advancement in the logistics sector.
In Mexico, Jóvenes con Entrega began in Mexico City and later to Queretaro and the State of Mexico. In 2023, IYF launched Jóvenes con Entrega-El Salvador, adapting the proven model to the local context for low-income, out-of-school, and marginalized youth. IYF worked in coordination with the national professional training authority (INSAFORP), to ensure sustainability by embedding the Jóvenes con Entrega curriculum in the country’s TVET system, paving the way for national financing of future training in this growing national sector.
This program has positively impacted the lives of more than 30,000 young people in LAC.
Moving forward, the program will continue taking a forward-looking stance by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the logistics labor market in Mexico. The curriculum now focuses on sustainable logistics management, preparing youth to engage in innovative practices that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Skills in electric distribution networks, automation, machine learning, and remote sensing will empower participants to be agents of positive change in the industry.
While the logistics sector is a driver of economic growth, it also poses challenges such as GHG emissions and social exclusion. Jóvenes con Entrega strategically addresses these challenges by incorporating innovations to reduce emissions and breaking down barriers to social inclusion. By doing so, the program not only opens doors to quality jobs but also ensures a positive impact on the environment, benefiting the most vulnerable communities.
Hear from Program Participants
Dive into the journeys of participants in the Jóvenes con Entrega program and gain insights into how the program has transformed their lives and empowered them for long-term success in the logistics sector.
The Jóvenes con Entrega program is a transformative journey towards sustainable impact, empowering youth to shape their futures and contribute to a more inclusive and environmentally responsible world.
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