Education For Employment’s (EFE) mission is to create economic opportunity for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by providing world-class professional and technical training that leads directly to jobs and entrepreneurship support. EFE’s mission is to create job opportunities for unemployed Arab youth by providing demand-driven skills training linked to job placements in the private sector. With a network of 6 locally-run affiliates in MENA, EFE partners directly with employers to identify skills needs and secure hiring commitments for graduates. EFE has placed over 4000 young women and men in jobs at more than 1200 companies since 2006.
They provide youth with training in vocational and professional skills in high demand by the local labor market, and connects graduates to jobs. To promote job creation and an alternative pathway to economic opportunity, they are piloting youth entrepreneurship programs. Graduates of their programs have access to the EFE alumni network, which offers opportunities for continuing professional development, civic engagement and leadership, mentoring, networking, and international exchange. To broaden its impact for systemic change, we work with governments and public educational institutions to implement youth employability programs.
The EFE Network is comprised of locally-run affiliates in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, and a presence in the Gulf, and support organizations in the USA, Europe and the UAE that support the regional affiliates.