Generation News

February 15, 2017

A Better Metric for the Value of a Worker Training Program

By Ali Jaffer and Mona Mourshed The United States has thousands of workforce development and training programs, run by the public, social, and private sectors. Some are excellent; others, not so much. The problem is that we don’t know which are which. That lack of knowledge is costly. According to the Georgetown University Center on…

February 14, 2017

Generation in the News

Generation has featured in several recent high-profile publications: Can this program solve millennials’ unemployment crisis? | FastCompany Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Miller could have easily become a casualty of the millennial job market. A single mother of three (ages 6, 7, and 8), she had taken a few courses at California University of Pennsylvania after graduating from…

October 3, 2016

Youth unemployment and its negative health effects

Mona Mourshed, Generation’s global executive director, joins research partner Gallup in discussing the devastating effects that youth unemployment can have on young people’s health. We know a lot about the devastating health effects of unemployment. But new analysis reveals just how bad it can be for unemployed youth in high-income countries. Our Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being…

June 15, 2016

India – June 2016 update

Generation India now has programs in Delhi and Hyderabad, focused on healthcare, training young people for roles as general duty assistants (GDAs), a role that is much like the certified nursing assistant (CNA) role that Generation USA students can choose. In addition, we will soon be expanding to offer training focused on hospitality. There are…

June 15, 2016

Kenya – June 2016 update

Generation Kenya now has six centers operating in Nairobi — in Buruburu, Kangemi, Kibera, South B, Shauri moyo and Ruaraka. Greater penetration in target communities is enabling us to reach larger and larger numbers of the young adults who are most in need of employment support. We also launched two new programs earlier this year…

June 15, 2016

Mexico – June 2016 update

Generation Mexico has now graduated 290 young adults from our first program, focused on retail cashiers. Graduates currently have an 80% placement rate within two weeks after graduation. Last month, we launched a second program in sales and customer service, and already have 50 students enrolled in it. Retail employers have been pleased with our…

June 15, 2016

USA – June 2016 update

Generation USA has expanded in the first part of 2016. We’re now in seven cities including:Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Wilmington, DE. We plan to expand to 3-5 more cities before the end of the year. We also now have active programs across three sectors: healthcare…

June 15, 2016

Spain – June 2016 update

Generation Spain has expanded both in locations and professions. Programs are now offered in Barcelona, Madrid, and Sevilla. In addition, building on the success of the web development and digital sales and marketing programs, Generation Spain just launched a new commercial program for hospitality and is currently developing one for insurance to be launched in…

June 13, 2016

JAX graduates its first class!

Aimed at decreasing the local youth unemployment rate, Generation now offers an IT program at FSCJ and a Customer Service program at Edward Waters College

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