Programa Para o Futuro  <ul><li>Preparing Youth for Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences from Brazil </li></ul>Yout...
Overview <ul><li>AED and ADE-Brasil </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>4 Principles for Youth Employability <...
ADE-Brasil <ul><li>ADE-Brasil, a Recife-based Brazilian NGO, focuses on enabling  disadvantaged  youth to: </li></ul><ul><...
Being Disadvantaged? <ul><li>Much more than income  poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Weak education and communication skills </li...
What is Employability? Employability is the capacity to  move self-sufficiently  into and within labour markets, to fulfil...
Transformation for Employability <ul><li>Jobs vs. Employability  </li></ul><ul><li>Employability is building capacity </li...
PPF Facts, Features & Results <ul><li>USAID Funding with Public-Private-Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>50 youth  16-21 yea...
4 Principles <ul><li>Create an environment where youth can take the risk to change and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>(Focus on ...
Principle 1 <ul><li>Create an environment where youth can take the risk to change. </li></ul>
Steps for Successful Inclusion Permanent social inclusion & employability requires creating and growing positive,  attitud...
Project-Based Learning <ul><li>Learning through collaborative projects in professional environment </li></ul><ul><li>Profe...
<ul><li>Social Assistant and Psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Bimonthly parent meetings  </li></ul><ul><li>First offender yo...
Principle 2 <ul><li>2 + 2 = 5 and here, Time Matters </li></ul>
Integrated Curriculum
Integrating Increases Impact
Principle 3 <ul><li>“ If you want me to be a professional, treat me so!” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Curriculum aligned with the market demands </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring  </li></ul><ul><li>Public Presentation </...
“ 0 km computers” and the  “Ways for Success” When I started PPF, it was surprising! When I entered the IT lab and viewed ...
Principle 4 <ul><li>The power of Relationships, Networks & Networking </li></ul>
<ul><li>Rich professional network to learn networking </li></ul><ul><li>Start: 50 Mentors - End: 53 Mentors </li></ul><ul>...
C M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m
Next… The Return on Investment of: time, multiple areas of skills, creating enabling environment,  treating youth professi...
Once Transformed… Weidson PPF End PPF Start Today Tomorrow? Forever Growing…
Youth status in August, 2007 24% <ul><ul><li>Youth with no Technical or University degrees  </li></ul></ul>64% <ul><ul><li...
Youth status in August, 2007 + 63% Salary increase compared to August/2004  (Salaries have an annual ~5% adjustment) 2% <u...
Sustainability
Employability Supply & Demand Paradox Small & Medium  Enterprises ? Huge & Growing  Demand for Employees This slide is bas...
Improved PPF Employability Training e-Mentoring: Career Transition e-Mentoring: Internships 7 mths Tech School w/ Scholars...
School to Career Transition <ul><li>After school program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At schools & integrated with academic work ...
Important Issues <ul><li>Quantity  vs. Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming  youth for careers vs. job training  </li></...
Thank you! For further information: Tania Ogasawara, Executive Director ADE-Brasil [email_address]
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Programa Para o Futuro

  1. 1. Programa Para o Futuro <ul><li>Preparing Youth for Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences from Brazil </li></ul>Youth Microenterprise Conference Washington, D.C. September 10 and 11, 2007 Eric Rusten – AED & Tania Ogasawara – ADE Brasil
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>AED and ADE-Brasil </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>4 Principles for Youth Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Critical elements for Success </li></ul>Youth unemployment is a complex problem, especially for disadvantaged youth & demands multiple complex responses. Micro-enterprise development is NOT a silver bullet for youth employment and/or employability .
  3. 3. ADE-Brasil <ul><li>ADE-Brasil, a Recife-based Brazilian NGO, focuses on enabling disadvantaged youth to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop their capacity; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gain confidence and essential skills, abilities & attitudes; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transform their lives; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create productive futures. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We achieve sustainable results through partnerships with private companies, donors, government agencies, communities, youth, parents, talented individuals and NGOs. </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2005 via a partnership with the Academy for Educational Development (AED) to continue the work started by the USAID/Brasil-funded project – Program Para o Futuro (PPF). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Being Disadvantaged? <ul><li>Much more than income poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Weak education and communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lack practical skills & positive attitude for work </li></ul><ul><li>Negatively reinforcing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Poor understanding of the formal job market </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technical and workplace skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lack or entrepreneurial skills </li></ul><ul><li>Often weak family support </li></ul><ul><li>Often live with violence </li></ul><ul><li>Physical or mental disability </li></ul><ul><li>Prejudice, social exclusion and isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor self-esteem and pessimistic view of the future </li></ul><ul><li>No access to credit </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Employability? Employability is the capacity to move self-sufficiently into and within labour markets, to fulfill potential through sustainable employment or self-employment. Employability is a set of achievements, understanding and personal attributes that make it more likely to gain employment or become self-employed and have a successful career .
  6. 6. Transformation for Employability <ul><li>Jobs vs. Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Employability is building capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Requires permanent transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Some essential skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation & enthusiasm; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork & communication; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Managed continuous learning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility & initiative; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to vision a new future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business development & management skills </li></ul></ul>Employ ability is about learning and depends on developing critical, reflective abilities, with a view toward empowering and enhancing the learner. Employment or self-employment is a by-product of this enabling process .
  7. 7. PPF Facts, Features & Results <ul><li>USAID Funding with Public-Private-Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>50 youth 16-21 years, 25 boys & 25 girls </li></ul><ul><li>Including first-offender youth </li></ul><ul><li>2, 4-hour training session per day for 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Project-based learning, simulating work place </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring program </li></ul><ul><li>98% of youth graduated </li></ul><ul><li>88% of youth achieved employability at graduation </li></ul><ul><li>3 years later, 93% of youth employed </li></ul><ul><li>Youth offered free scholarships to technical school </li></ul><ul><li>31% of employed youth promoted within 1st year </li></ul><ul><li>youth starting their own businesses </li></ul>
  8. 8. 4 Principles <ul><li>Create an environment where youth can take the risk to change and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>(Focus on Learning not training!) </li></ul><ul><li>2 + 2 = 5 and here, Time Matters </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you want me to be a professional, treat me so!” </li></ul><ul><li>The power of Relationships, Networks & Networking </li></ul>
  9. 9. Principle 1 <ul><li>Create an environment where youth can take the risk to change. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Steps for Successful Inclusion Permanent social inclusion & employability requires creating and growing positive, attitudes, learning and professional networks ADE Brasil Employability Program Community Learning Program Job Marketplace Professional Network Learning Disadvantaged Youth’s Environment Job Marketplace Com munity Civil Society Professional Networking Sustainable Positive Future Professional Network Civil Society Community Learning Systems Job Marketplace Youth
  11. 11. Project-Based Learning <ul><li>Learning through collaborative projects in professional environment </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and attitudinal Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary projects </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor as facilitator and professional supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Rich interaction among youth and professional adults </li></ul><ul><li>Simulates the work place </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Social Assistant and Psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Bimonthly parent meetings </li></ul><ul><li>First offender youth inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Uniforms, professional environment </li></ul><ul><li>Meals and transportation </li></ul>Supportive Social Environment
  13. 13. Principle 2 <ul><li>2 + 2 = 5 and here, Time Matters </li></ul>
  14. 14. Integrated Curriculum
  15. 15. Integrating Increases Impact
  16. 16. Principle 3 <ul><li>“ If you want me to be a professional, treat me so!” </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Curriculum aligned with the market demands </li></ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Public Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work among youth & staff </li></ul><ul><li>Projects integrate skills </li></ul><ul><li>Result oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Students produce real products </li></ul><ul><li>Expect more & achieve more </li></ul>Creating Employability Capacity
  18. 18. “ 0 km computers” and the “Ways for Success” When I started PPF, it was surprising! When I entered the IT lab and viewed the structure, I was thrilled, as all the machines were “0 km” , not mentioning they were first quality. When I started the program, I already new some basic IT as a user. I thought my knowledge was sufficient to compete with other people in the field, but I found myself wrong when I saw the program curriculum. I saw I had a lot to learn. Besides Software and Hardware, I also had subjects to work the humanity side: Criativity, Gender, Portuguese, maths, which provided the general improvement for a complete professional . ... Another great experience was e-Mentoring that helped us to direct our careers, by exchanging experiences with an experienced professional that helped us “sculpe the way for our success”.
  19. 19. Principle 4 <ul><li>The power of Relationships, Networks & Networking </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Rich professional network to learn networking </li></ul><ul><li>Start: 50 Mentors - End: 53 Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful support for level of youth participation </li></ul><ul><li>Professional communication & Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous network; positive reinforcing </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates transition into a new world </li></ul><ul><li>“ If they think I’m worth something maybe I am.” </li></ul>e-Mentoring
  21. 21. C M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m M m
  22. 22. Next… The Return on Investment of: time, multiple areas of skills, creating enabling environment, treating youth professionally
  23. 23. Once Transformed… Weidson PPF End PPF Start Today Tomorrow? Forever Growing…
  24. 24. Youth status in August, 2007 24% <ul><ul><li>Youth with no Technical or University degrees </li></ul></ul>64% <ul><ul><li>Studying or finished Technical School </li></ul></ul>28% <ul><ul><li>Studying or finished University </li></ul></ul>Studies 2% <ul><ul><li>Loss to crime </li></ul></ul>8% <ul><ul><li>Not working – Living with temporary jobs </li></ul></ul>6% <ul><ul><li>Not working – Mothers of young babies (all have worked on administrative jobs) </li></ul></ul>84% <ul><ul><li>Working </li></ul></ul>Occupation 50 Youth that started Programa para o Futuro
  25. 25. Youth status in August, 2007 + 63% Salary increase compared to August/2004 (Salaries have an annual ~5% adjustment) 2% <ul><ul><li>1 Priest </li></ul></ul>2% <ul><ul><li>1 Policeman </li></ul></ul>2% <ul><ul><li>1 Art Restaurer </li></ul></ul>4% <ul><ul><li>Services (as Attendant) </li></ul></ul>19% <ul><ul><li>Administrative, Finance </li></ul></ul>71% <ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul></ul>Professional Fields 12% <ul><ul><li>Freelance/Research Assistance at the University </li></ul></ul>12% <ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs (Technical Support and/or Internet Café) </li></ul></ul>24% <ul><ul><li>Paid technical Internship </li></ul></ul>53% <ul><ul><li>Full time employment </li></ul></ul>Nature of the work relation/commitment
  26. 26. Sustainability
  27. 27. Employability Supply & Demand Paradox Small & Medium Enterprises ? Huge & Growing Demand for Employees This slide is based on multiple conversations with private companies in Recife. Demand Pre-Requisites for Employment and Careers Secondary School Youth Technical School Youth MISSING MISSING MISSING MISSING MODEST MODEST MODEST NOT Supply University Graduates MISSING MISSING NOT STRONG Technical Skills Employability Skills Practical Skills Affordable & Useful
  28. 28. Improved PPF Employability Training e-Mentoring: Career Transition e-Mentoring: Internships 7 mths Tech School w/ Scholarship Technical Schools w/ Fees Internships (w/ Companies) Evaluation 1 2 mths 6 mths 1 mths Evaluation 2 At two Technical Schools (IT and Admin) Low cost post-secondary employability & career program Formal work
  29. 29. School to Career Transition <ul><li>After school program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At schools & integrated with academic work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd or 3 rd year of secondary school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative paths to the world-of-work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 hrs/day for 6-8 months after school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employability project-based curriculum for practical skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Mentoring, job shadowing & public presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading to jobs and post-secondary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low cost, rapid and intense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on State’s education reform effort </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Important Issues <ul><li>Quantity vs. Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming youth for careers vs. job training </li></ul><ul><li>Stand alone programs vs. With public schools </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring success : completion rates; employment; job retention; employability capacity; transition to tertiary education; promotion rates; ROI, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent transformation vs. Temporary change </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring the economic and social value of permanent transformation and employability – ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an environment for youth to change </li></ul><ul><li>Working with youth as people not as statistics </li></ul>
  31. 31. Thank you! For further information: Tania Ogasawara, Executive Director ADE-Brasil [email_address]

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