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2 Building Futures Vision: A world where young people have the skills and opportunities to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Mission: To build futures through youth employment in partnership with the private sector across the Middle East and North Africa. Building Futures through youth employment across the Middle East and North Africa

3 An Overview of EFE Programs Building Futures Job Training and Placement Pathways to a Job Entrepreneurship Morocco Tunisia Egypt Jordan Palestine Yemen Supported in US and Europe

4 Skills for the Workplace Building Futures Communication skills Teamwork Interpersonal strengths and leadership Define and acquire knowledge needed to be well informed and do excellent work Self presentation Work Ethic Attitude Time management Problem solving Adaptability / flexibility Self promotion Goal setting—professional and personal Identifying a pathway to goals Recognize and seize opportunities for advancement and promotion in the workplace Skills taught in EFE’s Workplace Success Curriculum

5 Methodologies for Teaching Soft Skills Building Futures Experiential learning Classroom or “traditional” learning Mixed Methods Approach

6 Methodologies for Teaching Soft Skills Building Futures Peer- and trainer- evaluated role playing Trainer consultation with students Team-building exercises EFE–Maroc students perform a team building exercise Experiential Learning

7 Methodologies for Teaching Soft Skills Building Futures Workplace Success workbooks Principles of soft skills taught by EFE trainer Group projects JCEF students complete a group project Classroom Learning

8 Methodologies for Teaching Soft Skills Building Futures Company Simulation Model Acquiring Interview Skills Experiential Learning in Egypt ‘ This program is not just a training, it's a new attitude.’ Ahmed Ramadan, EFE Egypt

9 Measuring Soft Skills Acquisition Building Futures A combination of surveys, interviews and focus groups, observation Gathers feedback from key stakeholders Stakeholder groups: students, alumni, employers, trainers EFE’s Monitoring & Evaluation System

10 Measuring Soft Skills Acquisition Building Futures EFE’s Monitoring & Evaluation System Communicate wellYesNo Give a good impression of myself YesNo Have self-confidenceYesNo Work well with othersYesNo Know how to develop my career YesNo Know how to further my technical skillsYesNo Have a sense of responsibilityYesNo Know how to resolve conflictYesNo Student Survey Posttest As a result of my EFE training, I believe that I: Student Survey Pretest In thinking about the skills that I currently have, I believe that I:

11 “…the soft skills helped us to know ourselves and how to deal with others. It really changed us to be better.” – EFE-Egypt graduate Waleed H. Building Futures EFE Alumni Acquire Soft Skills "Thanks to (EFE's) Workplace Success, I have developed my self-confidence and my skills I've become a role model for my brothers and sisters (and) I have a positive outlook on the future for myself, my family and my community.“ – EFE-Maroc graduate Mohamed B.

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