Recently I traveled to Silver Spring, Maryland to participate in the “Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit”. Organized by Making Cents International, 500 attendees from 16 countries attended the event. I was happy to help Management & Training Corporation (MTC) (www.mtctrains.com) play a role in the conference, both though participation on panels and through sponsoring the event.
Several MTC team members spoke about what kind of challenges and opportunities entering the workforce presents for young people at this time. Speakers included Greg Niblett, the Vice President of MTC’s Economic & Social Development division, Bonnie Barhyte, Director of Programs, Diane Crosby, Director of Program Development, Mina Kamal, Career Guidance Advisor, Egypt Workforce Improvement & Skills Enhancement (WISE) project, Cairo, and Kamira Noreldin, National Project Officer with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Egypt and also formerly with MTC’s Egypt WISE project.