A guide that shares experiences and lessons acquired over more than ten years of implementing youth employability programs.

The guide is divided into three chapters.

  • Chapter 1, on employment training and the labor market, provides an introduction to what we define as employment training, how training programs are designed, and the scope and importance of market studies.
  • Chapter 2, on how to identify labor market demand, emphasizes the types of assessment, methodologies, and practical resources that facilitate their implementation; while
  • Chapter 3 discusses how to make the training-labor market connection, providing a series of recommendations to link employment training programs with demand for human resources in the marketplace.

The appendices include some tools that support the investigative process as well as examples of proven methodologies.