Widespread mismatches between skills available and those demanded by the private sector are feeding current youth employment challenges. Workforce development initiatives and programs build the knowledge, business skills, and attitudes that young graduates need to obtain to participate in productive careers.
Entrepreneurship education seeks to prepare young people to be responsible, enterprising, creative individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real life business learning experiences where they can take measured risks, manage the results of their own projects, and learn from the outcomes. Microenterprises fuel economies around the world, thus rendering entrepreneurship skills critical for the future work force.
Research shows that fewer than one third of young adults possess basic financial literacy skills. Teaching young people about responsible money management is key to building their own financial security and an economically prosperous future for themselves, but also for the economies in which they participate.
Each year, thousands of students around the world and the region, take part in the Company Program, the world’s largest youth entrepreneurial program, whereby students transform their classrooms into start-ups with the help of corporate mentors from the business community around them. The competition crowns the top student entrepreneurial teams after an exciting 15-week program, whereby students learn how to set-up and run their own business, thus allowing them to acquire real-life skills and attitudes needed for their future.
The Zaheb initiative was launched by Agthia in partnership with INJAZ UAE, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide 2015 with the aim of developing workforce readiness skills for Emirati youth in Abu-Dhabi and Al-Ain.Read More »
Each year, thousands of students around the world and the region, take part in the Company Program,Read More »
The Start-Up Bridge Program gives carefully selected Emirati entrepreneurial youth who are ready to take their ideas to next level, the chance to establish real business entities.Read More »