Offer young people the chance to access a decent and sustainable job
Contribute to local economic development
ACCESS TO A DECENT AND LONG-TERM JOB IS POSSIBLE!
88% of the graduates from the Seeds of Hope program have a job or have gone on to higher education one year after completing their course.
The IECD’s training programs obtain very good results, in particular thanks to the breaking down of barriers between companies and the world of training. More than 88% of the graduates of the Seeds of Hope program deployed since 2007, have a job or are continuing their studies less than a year after obtaining their diploma. In 2017, 86% were satisfied with their current position!
The IECD’s vocational program mainly targets young men and women from 14 to 25 years from poor backgrounds and without any qualifications.
The electrical engineering sector is in great demand in Lebanon. It allowed me to find a job quickly. I am very happy with my job at Beirut airport and it has made me forget my me to forget my idea of emigrating.”
Electrical engineering graduate in Lebanon
A TRADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS TO ENSURE YOUR FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF YOUR COUNTRY
22% of young people in the world are inactive: they are not in education, employment or training.
3 out of 4 are young girls.
According to the International Labor Organization, “71 million young people aged from 15 to 24 years were unemployed in 2017”. The global estimate for the number of young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), a larger category than before, is 21.8%, a large majority of whom are women (76.9%).
The inactivity of young people, who are an intrinsically essential part of the future, prevents the economic development of countries and is also an obstacle for social cohesion and peace.
In order to put a stop to this phenomenon, it is essential to boost the local economy. In developing countries, many sectors are potential vectors for employment but they struggle to find qualified local staff. Training is often the problem. Unadapted to the needs of companies, too theoretical, often undervalued, it is not seen as a solution for youth employment.
2021 results :
- 18 330 young people trained.
- 480 trainers trained.
- 77 local partners.
For 33 years, the IECD has supported or created professional, modern and relevant training courses that meet the needs of companies and local markets. But, it is not enough to create a good quality training course (updating of content, training of trainers, equipment, etc.), it is also necessary to help young people to access courses, receive support from their families, learn the codes of the professional world, ensure that companies know the profile of the students who have followed the training, etc. The IECD is able to obtain effective results through its efforts to remove all obstacles to youth employment.
Companies need employees with as many technical skills as soft skills. In order to increase their chances, young people need to be operational and able to adapt to different environments. The IECD’s training courses also include the acquisition of soft skills, including all the key skills required in the professional environment (respect for the hierarchy, punctuality, commitment, service to others, etc.). Furthermore, personal development modules allow young people to understand themselves better and refine their professional project. Finally, technical job search workshops are organized to help young people who want to write their CVs and prepare job interviews.
REINFORCE THE LINKS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND ENTERPRISES
In order to bring together the interests of young people and those of companies, the IECD is devoted to building bridges between the two:
The Career Guidance Offices (CGO), initiated in Lebanon as part of the Seeds of Hope program, benefited 16,000 young people in 2019. Among them, 11,000 young people are in training in our partner schools and 5,000 other young people who participated in forums and CGO actions.