Generation News

July 6, 2017

Real impact in Mexico

Maria Novales-Flamarique, directora de Generation México, escribió en Corresponsables sobre el impacto en la sociedad y la utilidad económica de empresas asociado a programas de capacitación para el empleo.

June 30, 2017

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them. In a 2014 survey, 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how to…

June 28, 2017

Let’s invest in a successful workforce

Across the country, we see workers — especially young people — struggling to find work. Yet employers say that they can’t find job candidates with the skills they need. Jacksonville is no different. Although the regional unemployment rate is less than 5 percent, underemployment (defined as people not doing work that makes full use of…

June 26, 2017

Generation Spain in El Economista

La paradoja del desempleo, ¿dónde están los jóvenes que quieren trabajar? Faltan jóvenes cualificados en España para trabajar! Y no es una broma. Realizar esta afirmación en uno de los países de la Unión Europea líderes en desempleo juvenil podría parecer algo surreal, pero es más que eso, es una triste realidad, que ya se…

June 23, 2017

Most Job Training Programs Don’t Work. Here’s How To Do Better.

Americans can’t find jobs, and employers can’t find candidates. Here’s the missing link. Everybody wants a job. And not just any job, but a job that provides stable income and fulfilling work. But there is a shadow looming over the youngest members of our workforce both here in the U.S. and globally. Getting a good…

February 15, 2017

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

By Ali Jaffer and Mona Mourshed The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors. Some are excellent; others, not so much. The problem is that we don’t know which are which. That lack of knowledge is costly. According to the Georgetown University Center on…

February 14, 2017

Generation in the News

Generation has featured in several recent high-profile publications: Can this program solve millennials’ unemployment crisis? | FastCompany Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Miller could have easily become a casualty of the millennial job market. A single mother of three (ages 6, 7, and 8), she had taken a few courses at California University of Pennsylvania after graduating from…

October 3, 2016

Youth unemployment and its negative health effects

Mona Mourshed, Generation’s global executive director, joins research partner Gallup in discussing the devastating effects that youth unemployment can have on young people’s health. We know a lot about the devastating health effects of unemployment. But new analysis reveals just how bad it can be for unemployed youth in high-income countries. Our Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being…

June 15, 2016

India – June 2016 update

Generation India now has programs in Delhi and Hyderabad, focused on healthcare, training young people for roles as general duty assistants (GDAs), a role that is much like the certified nursing assistant (CNA) role that Generation USA students can choose. In addition, we will soon be expanding to offer training focused on hospitality. There are…

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