Preparing for Work is an online resource collection that highlights materials and training curricula that have been effectively used to provide out-of-school youth in developing countries with work readiness and life skills, as well as examples of competency-based vocational training materials. Some outstanding domestic examples are also included. All materials featured on the site have been peer-reviewed by professionals representing a number of different organizations worldwide. Preparing for Work also provides guidance on how youth program managers can select and adapt curricula for their programs. The site is searchable by a range of criteria (such as literacy level, location, content area) and is organized into four curriculum areas: Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship, Technical Skills, and Life Skills.
Preparing for Work is a project of the Educational Quality Improvement Program 3 (EQUIP3). EQUIP3 is designed to engage and prepare out-of-school youth for their roles within the world of work, civil society and family life. We strengthen youth and youth-serving organizations, including nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, private businesses, and education and training providers.
EQUIP3 helps countries meet the needs and draw on the assets of young men and young women by improving policies and programs affecting youth in different sectors, such as education, democracy and governance, urban development, health, and agriculture. The program facilitates the involvement of youth in the design, implementation, and evaluation of these activities.