Across the world more than 75 million young people are unemployed and their employability is proving to be a challenge for a future. Many developing countries face this same situation, while dynamic and job-creating industrial sectors exist in these regions.
This is particularly the case in the field of energy distribution and automotive, which are looking for trained electricians and maintenance technicians. This paradox is mainly explained by a mismatch between technical training and business’ needs. This is why IECD launched the Seeds of Hope program in 2007 in Lebanon to allow young people to have access to a decent, interesting and sustainable job in the fields of electricity, energy and maintenance.