Generation News

January 2, 2018

News from our Jacksonville, Florida programs

Focused on decreasing the Jacksonville unemployment rate among disadvantaged individuals, Generation IT and retail training programs partner with employers to help students get employment offers before they graduate.

October 30, 2017

Generation Kenya’s Sewing Machine Operator program graduates first class of 148

The Generation Kenya Sewing Machine Operator program, which was launched in August 2017, has recently graduated 148 young people. The program, funded by USAID, the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, and McKinsey & Company, targets young people aged 18-35 with minimum education qualifications. Young people in Mombasa Apparel Mtwapa, Mombasa Apparel Jomvu, Africa…

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…

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