Our mission is two-fold: to empower young people to build thriving, sustainable careers and to provide employers the highly-skilled, motivated talent they need. We have a skills-training methodology that we believe can serve hundreds of thousands—and eventually millions—of unemployed and underemployed young people. And we’re proving that this training creates real business value for employers, and lasting career impact for participants—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills.
No single institution can solve the complex problem of youth unemployment alone.
McKinsey & Company – Founder
Amazon Web Services • Atlanta CareerRise • Barclay’s • BB&T Bank • Bécalos • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico • CareerSource of Northeast Florida • Charlotte Executive Leadership Council • Charlotte Works • Citicorp • Community Foundation of Northeast Florida • District of Columbia Department of Employment Services • Fondo Social Europeo • Fundación Nacional de Monte de Piedad • Google.org • Gruppo Fresia • Health Education England • Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust • Intel • Intercontinental Hotels Group Foundation • Intesa Sanpaolo • Klépierre • La Fundación INCYDE • Lagardère Travel Retail • Longwood Foundation • Manchester Health & Care Commissioning Group • McKinsey Global Services India Pvt. Ltd • McKinsey Knowledge Center • MetLife Foundation • Microsoft • Ministerio de Trabajo, Migraciones y Seguridad Social • Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation • Safaricom Foundation • Secretaría de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Jalisco • Skills Future Singapore (SSG) • Sodexo • Starbucks Foundation • Svicom • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) • Temasek Holdings Advisors India Private Limited • The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub • The Rockefeller Foundation • Unibail-Rodamco Westfield • Unión Europea • United States Department of Labor Employment Training Administration • United Way India • United Way of Greater Atlanta Opportunity Youth Fund • United Way of Northeast Florida • United Way of Southeastern Michigan • United Way Spain • United Way Worldwide • USAID • Wadhwani Foundation • Walmart National Giving • Wells Fargo Foundation • Wilmington Leaders Alliance • WorkSource DeKalb
Generation trains people ages 18-29 for jobs in four sectors. Our approach has seven components.
"There's something else that drives the Generation students. It's a different sense of purpose that they have." — DeChanta Knox, Cadia Healthcare
Generation made such an impact on Briana that her husband joined the program too — in the very next cohort. “This program has helped us create a future for our family.”