Young apprentices from the construction sector in Burkina Faso tell their stories. Souleymane's testimony
To remedy the skills mismatch and unemployment among young people, the project "Youth Employment in the Sahel Region" is implementing concrete actions linked to the key elements of the ILO approach to quality apprenticeships in order to improve and strengthen the national system. In addition, the programme is currently being piloted with the development of new educational tools, closely linked to the needs of the labour market. 150 young people benefit from training in two trades in the construction sector and they will be supported at the end of the training to increase their chances to integrate the labour market.