EDC conducted a study to examine employment outcomes and employer satisfaction levels for a cohort of youth who had graduated from the USAID-funded Akazi Kanoze program, an EDC workforce development initiative in Rwanda. The study provided insights into the linkages between the scores on the EDC-developed Work Ready Now! (WRN!) test, which was used in Akazi Kanoze, and graduates’ preparedness for work. One hundred and thirteen youth participated in this study.

Key Findings

  • Youth who passed the WRN! test had higher rates of full-time employment, whereas youth who failed the test reported higher rates of self-employment and family employment.
  • The majority of employers rated Akazi Kanoze youth as performing better than their work counterparts.

Resource Details

Media Type
Website
Resource Type
Reports
Services
Regions
Authors
Annie Alcid
Date
2015
Length
8 pages
Associated Experts
Deputy Chief of Party

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