On Tuesday, January 20, Education For Employment (EFE) Founder and Board Chair Ron Bruder presented the success of EFE’s social franchise structure and demand-driven job training and placement model in a workshop at the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The workshop and proceeding breakout discussion session, “Search for Solutions: Employment, Skills and Human Capital,” were focused on how innovative business models and emerging technologies can be used to shape and improve employment, skills and human capital throughout societies across the world.
The WEF brings together “global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society” to discuss ways in which to address current and future global issues. Presenting alongside David Boehmer, Regional Managing Partner of Financial Services with Heidrick & Struggles; Zach Sims, CEO and Co-founder of CodeAcademy; and Alexis Ringwald, CEO of LearnUp, Bruder shared with participants how EFE’s model, which goes beyond training to place graduates in jobs, has created significant impact in the Middle East & North Africa, and may be adaptable to others contexts.
More information on the Employment, Skills and Human Capital project and the 2015 WEF can be found here.