Peace Corps Official
There are three manuals in the Youth Livelihoods series: Employability, Financial Literacy, and Entrepreneurship. All three of these courses are designed to be delivered by Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts worldwide who are helping young people develop knowledge, skills, and aptitudes for improving their financial literacy, their employability, and their economic independence.
While all three of these can be delivered as stand-alone courses, they also work together well in a series. The following diagram provides a suggested approach, should you choose to offer two or all three. The Peace Corps Life Skills and Leadership Manual [ICE No. M0098] is also a good resource for incorporating personal development, goal setting, and leadership.
The Employability sessions are designed around a “Bridge to Employability” framework, which invites participants to first raise their own awareness about their interests, goals, skills, and abilities. Next, participants enhance their skills in getting and keeping a job, which takes them “across the bridge” to being employed. The final sessions of the course focus on key issues to help participants perform well at a job, thus improving their possibility of keeping a job once they get one.