Supporting economic mobility

Everyone should have access to a good job and income that can help them and their families have a better life.

Generation is a global nonprofit that believes in the power of jobs to change lives

We train and place adults into careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. And we advocate to improve the workforce system. Launched in 2015, Generation comprises a global hub and a network of in-country affiliates that span 18 countries.

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Breadth, Depth & Durability

Our impact comes from advancing three areas simultaneously

Breadth

Our annual and cumulative volume of graduates around the world

106,020

graduates across 18 countries since launching in 2015

Depth

Our employment and income outcomes within 3 and 6 months of program completion

86%

of graduates placed in jobs within six months of program completion (75% at three months)

$1 billion

in cumulative wages earned by graduates since 2015

Durability

Sustained employment, income, and well-being outcomes over time per different country economy type

High income countries

74%

Upper-middle income countries

98%

Lower-middle income countries

58%

of employed alumni earning a living wage 2-5 years after program completion (World Bank country income groups)

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Celebrating 100,000 graduates and $1 billion in life-changing income

Generation’s 100,000 graduates around the world – 50,000 in the last two years – have earned $1 billion in wages since 2015. This income has helped them transform their lives: improve their well-being, support their families, save for the future, and give back to their communities.

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The Midcareer Opportunity

The world of work is getting older, with profound implications for the labor market, government finances, healthcare and welfare systems, and millions of midcareer workers. The OECD and Generation teamed up to survey thousands of hiring managers, employed, and unemployed people across Europe, the UK, and the US. The resulting report reveals unfounded but deep-seated ageism, explores barriers and enablers to career success, and lays out the steps that business, policymakers, and midcareer and older workers themselves can take now to navigate our transition to a more digital and sustainable world.

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Launching a Tech Hiring Revolution

In every country, across every industry, employers struggle to find and recruit entry-level tech talent. To help address this critical challenge, we launched what we believe is the most comprehensive global survey to date of entry-level tech talent.

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Our Network

We are global

Generation offers programs in these locations:

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Taina | Brazil

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Nelly | Singapore

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Generation was like the seed that made everything else I wanted to grow possible. After Generation, everything took off.”

—Ester, Spain
Perspectives

We advocate for changes that can fix broken education and employment systems

We conduct practice-based research, bring stakeholders together, share what we are learning, and shine a spotlight on solutions.

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Programs

We train and place people into jobs in high-demand sectors

We offer programs that prepare adults for careers in more than 47 professions across technology, healthcare, customer service, skilled trades, and green jobs – and connect candidates directly to employers who are hiring.

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Partners Our partners are vital to our success

We are mindful that no single organization can solve the complex problem of unemployment alone. Generation is always looking to expand the community of partners with whom we work.

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We work with

15K+

Employers

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90+

Funders

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10

Governments

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Perspectives

The Midcareer Opportunity

The world of work is getting older, with profound implications for the labor market, government finances, healthcare and welfare systems, and millions of midcareer workers. The OECD and Generation teamed up to survey thousands of hiring managers, employed, and unemployed people across Europe, the UK, and the US. The resulting report reveals unfounded but deep-seated ageism, explores barriers and enablers to career success, and lays out the steps that business, policymakers, and midcareer and older workers themselves can take now to navigate our transition to a more digital and sustainable world.

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