About the Institution: A leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in 1951, AMIDEAST in its early years focused on promoting U.S. study to students in the MENA region and managing U.S. scholarships and exchanges. (Read more)
Life Skills-Related: Skills for Success is an employability skills training program developed by AMIDEAST to improve the job entry prospects for high school and university graduates seeking to enter and succeed in the competitive job markets of the Middle East and North Africa. This new initiative addresses the skills mismatch that underlies the high rates of youth unemployment in the MENA region. It also seeks to foster global communication and contribute to the region's economic development.
Skills for Success was piloted in Egypt during 2012 with funding from the Boeing Company and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Beginning in 2014, Skills for Success-Employability Skills for Arab Women is being offered through the endorsement of the Union for the Mediterranean to benefit unemployed young female graduates in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia.