Employer Engagement

The most promising opportunity pathway approaches include strong partnerships between employers and workforce training providers.

The following resources highlight lessons from promising global employer engagement strategies that are equipping youth with the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce, while helping businesses develop their talent pipelines.


Bridging Divides by Engaging Employers in Argentina

On weekday afternoons, 20 underserved youth head to the Volvo Trucks facility, located on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to be trained in life and technical skills through what is known as a Pescar Center.


Employer Engagement: Four Lessons from Brazil

During a recent (Re)Connecting Youth exchange visit to New Orleans, Fernando Alves, Founder of Rede Cidadã (the Citizen’s Network) in Brazil, shared key insights for engaging employers in the training and hiring of underserved youth. 


A Nonprofit Leader from New Orleans Reflects on the Benefits of Cross-border Learning

From July 9 to 12, representatives of the New Orleans-based Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) traveled to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to take part in a learning exchange with staff and beneficiaries of Rede Cidadã (The Citizen’s Network), a nongovernm