Within the Prospects program, Mercy Corps supports 1,000 youth to participate in apprentices with host businesses. Successful youth receive a series of pre-deployment trainings before being embedded in the business for three months. Mercy Corps targets for 30 percent of youth to be offered permanent jobs with their host business after the apprenticeship; alternatively, youth are able to participate in other Prospects services after completing their apprenticeship.
Rita J. Gailor is a youth who has undertaken an apprenticeship with the New Africa Technology Company (NATC). Hear what she has to say here.