What is the Alcoa Foundation’s Global Internship Program for Unemployed Youth?
During an initial two-year cycle (2013-2015), Alcoa Foundation’s Global Internship Program provided workforce development opportunities for 500 unemployed youth (ages 18-24) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States with the aim of increasing the employability of youth in the manufacturing sector. Alcoa Foundation is invested in public-private partnerships which provide youth with work-related experience in manufacturing, leadership skills, and resources about post-secondary career and training options.
- 95% of these individuals completed the program during the initial two-year cycle.
- 73% of those who completed the program are currently employed or enrolled in a workforce training or education program.
Based on the overwhelming success of the initial two-year cycle, Alcoa Foundation launched a new cycle of workforce development opportunities in October 2015. This cycle will build upon existing relationships with five of the non-profit partner organizations who helped implement the first cycle of the initiative to provide opportunities for 200 unemployed youth (ages 18-24) in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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