Education For Employment (EFE) is a network of locally-run, non-profit organizations that provides skilled young talent to businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). EFE recognizes that business success depends on having the right people, with the right skills, at the right time – a challenge employers face every day. EFE has affiliates in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

EFE works in partnership with businesses to develop practical training programs aligned with their workforce requirements, qualifying job-ready and retainable employees. For young people, EFE offers access to experienced instructors, employers and job opportunities after training.

Nearly 2,000 companies, from major multinationals to SME’s, have employed EFE alumni.

How will partnering with EFE benefit your business?


Business requirements in the region are continually evolving and HR departments often struggle to recruit individuals with the relevant skills and crucial adaptability needed to achieve business goals and growth.

EFE helps to bridge this talent gap by working closely with businesses to develop targeted training programs, jointly recruit young talent, and train a workforce of skilled employees ready to work from day one on the job.

On the job, EFE trainees are retainable, reliable performers. 75% of EFE alumni retain their jobs beyond three months.

EFE has partnered with companies to provided skilled talent in industries such as:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Land Surveying
  • Restaurant
  • ICT
  • BPO
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Textile Merchandising
  • Construction
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • E-Commerce
  • Computer Programming

Social Investment

Partnering with EFE is a high-return social investment strategy, providing opportunity and hope to young people, their families and communities by connecting youth with training and employment. Our programs provide company employees opportunities to engage as mentors, guest speakers of capacity building advisors. We work with our corporate partners to showcase our joint programs, providing powerful case studies and EFE alumni success stories for corporate social responsibility communication materials.

Peer Group of EFE Employer Partners

In addition to helping businesses recruit talented employees, partnering with EFE links companies with a growing peer group of forward-looking businesses operating in MENA. These EFE Employer Partners share values and aspirations for a vibrant MENA economy and recognize the role that skilled youth will play in building it.

Nearly 2,000 companies in the MENA region have employed EFE alumni.

To learn more about hiring EFE alumni, please contact Jasmine Nahhas di Florio, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +1 917-854-6457.