Amideast’s Skills for Success program is designed to strengthen the employment prospects of recent graduates by improving their proficiency in workplace English and equipping them with personal and professional skills that facilitate their entry to the job market. In addition to 120 hours of English language instruction and training in computer/IT and professional skills, the program includes a transition-to-work component of supplemental English training, TOEIC test preparation, entrepreneurship awareness, or internships.
As with most of Amideast’s employability skills training programs, a Pay-it-Forward component required participants to deliver their own community-based workshops drawing on their personal development insights gained in the program. Approximately 1,300 additional women and youth were reached through these workshops through October.
The program is embarking on a second year, with the goal of training 300 more youth. Training has already started for 160 new participants from five towns in the south. Amideast looks forward to expanding local partnerships and placing more youth in employment through MEPI’s support.