United People Global / Initiatives

Business and Youth Skills

The “Youth Skills Gap” is a challenge facing many communities: high levels of youth unemployment in the same community where employers are having trouble finding talent to fill vacancies. Many of the opportunities ahead are related to a series of issues from “workplace readiness” to “leveraging technology.”

In collaboration with remarkable hosts, UPG is proud to support an effort to encourage the private sector to be more active in their communities about addressing this issue. And you can get involved too.

UPG Sustainability Leaders are trained in partnership with the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. The trainings take place in three waves in June, August and September. Each training takes place on Hurricane Island and UPG Sustainability Leaders spend 5 days learning and preparing for their mandate.

Upon the conclusion of these trainings, a secondary wave of mini-training sessions takes place, contributing to a ground swell of informed citizens taking positive action and demonstrating sustainability leadership.

We are in conversations with our Members, Champions, and other stakeholders about promising initiatives that we can all support. Please do contact us  if you have ideas for initiatives that you would like to see UPG support.