In the border-town of Mae Sot, Thailand, local youth have the possibility to gain professional hands-on experience in innovative ways. What started as a youth employment research project in 2007 turned into the Youth Connect Foundation (YCF): a non-profit aimed at providing Thai and Myanmar youth in Mae Sot with vocational training.
The research project results were multi-layered: Businesses in Mae Sot voiced a need for more reliable and trained employees, while youth entering the job market needed more opportunities for quality employment, but lacked the skills or qualifications for such positions. The gap between youth and employers was identified and a bridge began to take shape in the form of the YCF.
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