Boeing and Education for Employment extend their partnership

posted on 7th December 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Boeing and Education for Employment extend their partnership

As part of an expanded regional partnership with Boeing, Education For Employment (EFE), the leading youth employment organization in the region, has launched yet another year of job placement and training programs through four countries in MENA.

Across Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and the UAE, 1,188 youth have participated in Boeing training programs to date.

Job Training & Placement Program graduates have been placed in various jobs in the automotive, education, healthcare, retail, ICT/BPO, hospitality and tourism industries

“Since 2015, Boeing and EFE’s partnership has resulted in tremendous impact for youth seeking employment.” said Andrew Baird, President & CEO, EFE-Global.

“Across Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, and the UAE, 1,188 youth have participated in Boeing training programs to date.

“Job Training & Placement Program graduates have been placed in various jobs in the automotive, healthcare, retail, ICT, tourism, and digital marketing sectors and industries”.

These Job Placement Training Programs will be designed to best equip participants to join and navigate the realities of the local labor market, offering them the most in-demand skills and competencies.

Throughout these programs, each EFE Affiliate will aim to simulate the work environment, requiring participants to attend classes, actively participate in a variety of programs, and place them in jobs after their successful completion of such programs.

EFE’s partnership with Boeing began in Jordan in 2015. EFE-Jordan delivered two Job Training & Placement Program cohorts in the retail sector beginning in May 2015.

Forty students graduated from these first classes and 32 youth were placed in jobs (80%).

“Boeing has been working with EFE in different community partners across the META region to help address the high youth unemployment rates in the region.” Kuljit Ghata-Aura, President of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

“Since 2015, we and our partners at EFE have delivered successful job training programs resulting in the majority of graduates finding meaningful jobs across major industries”.

Mr. Baird also added “MENA has the largest youth population globally and the highest youth unemployment rates; the need to address such a challenge has never been greater.

“Together with Boeing, we have and can create economic opportunities for unemployed youth in MENA so that they can create a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.”