Generation is a global youth employment program that places disconnected young adults in jobs, giving them the skills and support they need to achieve enduring personal and professional success.
Today, more than 73 million young adults are out of work, and three times as many are underemployed. At the same time, 40% of employers say a skills shortage is leaving them with entry-level vacancies.
Generation is pioneering a new way to bridge this gap. Its methodology includes rapid training for high-demand professions, social support services and guaranteed interviews with employers. Generation uses extensive data tracking to measure outcomes and demonstrate the return on investment to young people, employers, philanthropists and government institutions.
Most programs help a few thousand people. Generation aspires to address youth employment on a global scale, so it is designed to be replicable and scalable worldwide.
Generation is the first program of McKinsey Social Initiative, a non-profit organization founded by McKinsey & Company. It is supported by several local and global funders, including McKinsey & Company, Walmart, USAID, and the European Commission’s European Social Fund through Escuela de Organización Industrial.
To learn more about Generation or participate as a student, employer, or partner, please visit the Generation website.