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Linking with Industry to Train Youth From Low Income Communities

The Youth Career Initiative in India partnered with high end hotels to train and provide employment for youth from low income communities

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In 2012 tourism was the largest service industry in India. Youth Career Initiative (YCI) sees the tourism industry as an opportunity to alleviate poverty by creating jobs. Partnering with a number of high end hotels in Mumbai, they created 6 month training modules and a buddy system with existing staff. 

YCI works globally by matching of the specific needs of the tourism market to the issue of unemployed at-risk youth across the world. They provide their students with transferable life and work skills that make them employable as well as empower them to make career choices and positive life decisions. Each year, over 50 leading hotels empower 450+ young people in 12 countries with plans to continue to scale.

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How might we connect other industry players through training and employment partnerships? How might training modules be designed to be empowering as well as job focused? How might former trainees become future trainers?


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