Boeing and EFE Announce Partnership to Empower Unemployed Youth in Egypt


Boeing and Education for Employment (EFE), the leading youth employment organization linking youth to jobs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), have expanded their partnership to create job and economic opportunities for unemployed youth in Egypt. The partnership reflects Boeing and EFE’s shared belief that with the right skills and economic opportunities, young men and women can secure jobs or start businesses that transform their lives, uplift their families, and lay the foundation for prosperous societies.

With over 30% of Egyptian youth unable to find a job, the EFE Egypt-Boeing partnership aims to address the pervasive issue of youth unemployment in Egypt through its globally-recognized Job Placement Training Program (JPTP) and Career Directions (CD) programs. Through Boeing’s support, EFE Egypt will provide 100 unemployed youth in Greater Cairo with access to high-quality, market-driven job training and placement programs to support youth in acquiring the skills needed in the Egyptian labor market, and then link them to formal job opportunities with ongoing professional development support.

EFE Egypt will also strengthen the employability skills of over 350 underprivileged university students in Greater Cairo through its Career Directions program, which teaches youth CV writing, job searching, and interview skills. Additionally, Boeing and EFE Egypt will carry out a large-scale awareness campaign aimed at increasing youth awareness of the resource and tactics they can use to overcome barriers to employment.