Commitment to Action

Avasant Youth Digital Employment Initiative

Commitment by

Avasant Foundation

In 2015, Avasant Foundation and its partners committed to develop and provide a sustainable and scalable high impact technology-training program for disadvantaged youth that prepares them for employment in the Information Technology and Telecommunication Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in Kingston, Jamaica. The pilot program will engage 30 high potential disadvantaged youth in a six week training program to learn basic social, customer, and call center skills. The training also includes interview practice and field trips to local service providers to provide first-hand experience of the call centers. After six weeks of training, the students will graduate with a certification from Avasant Foundation.

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Commitment

Avasant Youth Digital Employment Initiative

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$35,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

JAMAICA

Commitment by

Avasant Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Sutherland Global Services, Inc., Hinduja Group, The Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica, Global Gateway Group, Teens for Tech, Xerox Corporation, University of Technology, Jamaica, Jamaica