WELCOME TO THE YOUTH CAREER INITIATIVE

EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR WORK AND FOR LIFE

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is an innovative, high-impact approach to combating global youth unemployment. We work with young people who are unlikely to have a viable route into legitimate employment and improve their situation without external help. We provide our students with transferable life and work skills that make them employable as well as empower them to make career choices and positive life decisions.

YCI NEWS & CASE STUDIES

YCI launches new partnership in Mexico with Fundación Manpower in order to strengthen employability of YCI graduates

YCI launches new partnership in Mexico with Fundación Manpower in order to strengthen employability of YCI graduates

The partnership Fundación Manpower provides and supports programmes aimed at boosting employment, self-employment or training of young people and vulnerable people, including the elderly; persons with disabilities; …

You’re Never too Young for Mentoring! Celebrating International Youth Day

You’re Never too Young for Mentoring! Celebrating International Youth Day

Today is International Youth Day, and to mark the occasion, we have a guest blog from Alessandra Alonso. She talks …

YCI Launches in Kenya at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

YCI Launches in Kenya at Fairmont The Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

We are very excited to announce that a new cohort of YCI students has commenced training at Fairmont

YCI Hungary Welcomes new students

YCI Hungary Welcomes new students

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new programme in Budapest, with seven new students to

Double Celebration in India: Opening Ceremonies in Mumbai and Delhi

Double Celebration in India: Opening Ceremonies in Mumbai and Delhi

Last week saw the launch of YCI India 2015, with opening ceremonies in Mumbai and Delhi, welcoming a

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Asha – Mumbai 2014

Asha – Mumbai 2014

Asha is a graduate of the YCI Mumbai 2014 programme, and the first survivor of human trafficking to successfully complete the 24 week programme in India. She …

Thaiane – Sao Paulo 2013

Thaiane – Sao Paulo 2013

Background Thaiane used to live with her mother, stepfather and four siblings. She was 17 years old, and attending high …

Larissa and Thaiane – Sao Paulo, Brazil

We were delighted to receive this account of two successful students from YCI member, Intercontinental Hotels Group. If

Chung- Vietnam 2014-15

Chung- Vietnam 2014-15

At the age of fourteen, Chung and his two sisters became orphans, and lived solely on a small

Rafael – Brazil 2006: Charting his Success

Rafael – Brazil 2006: Charting his Success

At the time Rafael joined YCI, his mother had moved away from the family home in Sao Paolo,

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Where we work

 
Brazil

Brazil

In 2005, six Marriott hotels located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Costa do Sauipe championed the set up of YCI in... → Read More
Costa Rica

Costa Rica

YCI was first piloted in San José in 2008 by the Marriott Costa Rica San José and the Real InterContinental Costa Rica with... → Read More
Mexico

Mexico

In 2007 two Marriott hotels and one IHG property piloted YCI in two Mexican locations simultaneously: Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. In 2009... → Read More
 
Hungary

Hungary

YCI's first programme in Hungary was piloted by the Budapest Marriott Hotel and partially by the Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Centre... → Read More
Poland

Poland

YCI operations in Europe first launched in Poland in 2004 with the Sheraton Warsaw piloting the programme. To date, YCI Poland has... → Read More
Romania

Romania

YCI Romania was launched in 2004 at the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, presenting a brilliant training opportunity to young participants with... → Read More
 
Egypt

Egypt

The first group of YCI participants in Egypt graduated from a pilot programme at the Marriott Cairo Hotel in 2009, where five... → Read More
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

YCI Ethiopia was first launched by the Sheraton Addis Ababa in 2005. In nine years of running the programme, the totality of the hotel's graduates have found employment... → Read More
Jordan

Jordan

YCI was first launched in the Middle East region in 2007 when the hotels Marriott, Four Seasons and Sheraton piloted the programme... → Read More
Senegal

Senegal

YCI Senegal was launched in the capital Dakar in February 2014 with one participating hotel, the Radisson Blu Dakar, and SOS Children's Village... → Read More

Australia

Australia

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa wanted to strengthen its links with the local community and decided to set up YCI... → Read More
India

India

YCI India was launched in Mumbai in June 2012 when the Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai, the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the Hyatt... → Read More
Thailand

Thailand

The YCI model was born in Thailand, where the Youth Career Development Programme (its operating name in the country), was first set... → Read More
Vietnam

Vietnam

YCI in Vietnam was launched in Hanoi in 2010. The Sheraton Hanoi Hotel welcomed nine young participants into the training programme that... → Read More

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