EFE offers young people more than just training.
Our unique model builds partnerships with employers, corporate sponsors and educators to develop training programs that align with local job market needs. Youth learn technical skills in high demand as well as language and soft skills such as workplace etiquette, problem solving and critical thinking skills that employers seek.
Overcoming social and gender barriers to employment is at the core of EFE’s mission. We actively recruit youth from low-income and socially excluded communities, and we strive for at least half of all EFE trainees to be young women.
To bring its innovations to scale and support systems-level change, EFE partners with universities and other education institutions in the region to enhance training content as well as career support services.