ABOUT

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (ICWFD) IS A 100% VOLUNTEER BASED 501C3 NON-PROFIT. THAT MEANS YOUR ENTIRE DONATION GOES TOWARDS HELPING THE STUDENTS LEARN A SELF-SUSTAINING SKILL. WITH YOUR KINDRED SUPPORT AND A COMBO OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, OUR UNIQUE PROGRAM ADDRESSES POVERTY ALLEVIATION, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, MASS CAPACITY BUILDING, AND SELF-SUSTAINABLE 21ST CENTURY EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS IN ONE STROKE!

OUR STORY

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES > Millions of jobs – Mile long interview lines – Millions still jobless – Unemployment high, yet organizations reporting difficulty filling key positions.. Why?? Problem for employers is not the number of candidates, but a talent mismatch! There are not enough skilled people with the market-driven technical training available in the right place at the right time!

Employers skeptical about young people’s abilities to apply the skills they learn in schools to the practical challenges of the workplace. This, plus lack of expert instructors, redundant teaching methods and institutions that are too often detached from what’s really required in the workplace — churning out “underprepared degree holders” without the relevant job skills as dictated by needs of the labor market.

THE PROBLEM IS NOT UNEMPLOYMENT BUT UNEMPLOYABILITY !

HOW WE DID IT

Sending thousands of expert instructors to each disadvantaged community in hundreds of countries is not possible nor practical. So we partnered with the world’s leading E-Learning content provider to offer a massive discount on over 3000 of their highest quality courses that cover Business, information technology, desktop and mission critical in-demand certifications.

These very same courses are being used by Ivy League universities like MIT, Cornel, Columbia, Wharton, Harvard, etc. which just goes to show you the high quality of the content. How do students get them for FREE? The same course that is commercially sold @ US$ 99 to US$ 540 EACH is now available for the G77 developing countries at just US$10/- each – ONLY under ICWFD’s eskills360° initiative ). Each course / student is then sponsored by benevolent people like you and socially responsible companies. ICWFD has developed a unique mechanism where instead of a credit card the courses can now be accessed from anywhere via a special code that can be emailed, sent via SMS with the donors message or printed on co-branded gift/scratch cards which lend themselves very well to self-promotion by public & private donors. The scratch cards are branded with an organization’s logo and message and distributed FREE to the masses under a high profile CSR or workforce development initiative. Simultaneous access to millions of students is possible through the unique access and dissemination method. See how

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SkILLS TO SUCCEED
The focus of ICWFD's unique initiative is to equip millions of people globally with job skills.
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SKILLS TO EMPOWER
To empower and nurture minds through excellence in delivery of high quality education and training.
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SKILLS TO ENABLE
We have enabled more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job and become self-sustainable.
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SKILLS TO LIBERATE
We work with the best content developers in the world to provide the tools, mentoring and online training to liberate disadvantaged people across the world.

WHY WE DO IT

God day am happy to get your web online tostudy your e-course.my name is Ekierovie Ogheneochuko Josiah. Am a peer educator and also writing and editing. am a member of volunteers proactive youth network.pls i will love to learn so i can give to my world by writing and speaking..helping and saving humanity is my happiness. Thanks –Peace Jossy

WHY WE DO IT

Dear sir, I am venkatesh.k from india, and i m completed degree in electronics and communication. I am physically handicaped person and 36 years old person,still i m depending on my brothers for food and other things please help me to learn different computer courses to settle on my own ability. Thank you sir, yours sincere – Venkatesha.K

WHY WE DO IT

i m gopal parajuli from nepal (asia). i m physical disable man i want to take Traing for rilaible life so i ask help for vocational training for my alive i hope u help me – my address- gopal parajuli Tamasariya 7 nawalparasi -nepal(asia)

WHY WE DO IT

hi dear sir/madam-i am poor worker in sri lanka i want ur help and develop my life i want some vaccines or how to develop my life ways -pls help to me dear sir this is my deatills. M. Verma

WHY WE DO IT

hi sir, i am from india, i want a job,but i have no qualification. Please help-Dhruv Vadhavi

WHY WE DO IT

Hi. I was computer technician but now working as auto mechanic for very little money because I was robbed of all my tools and programs. I did not have sufficient capitol to replace everything so had to shut down. I have diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and allergy to all pain medicine, so I spend my days in severe pain. I need computer certifications so that I can get an information technology job and also earn enough money to take care of my family and pay my debts. Please help -eternally grateful.-R. Gupta

WHY WE DO IT

I have been searching for such a programme all the while, because i really want to take such training and as well be a coordinator for my fellow country people in Ghana who are desperately in need of such knowledge as this.. i will be very glad if you can include me in this great vision. hope to hear from you soon.-festus Igbinomwanhia

WHY WE DO IT

Hello, could you please send more information on your programs? I’m not clear if you help with adult training and how you operate. I’m looking to train in a new field such as this one but I have very low to no income right now. I’m just looking to make a change for my children and myself but there are very little options for someone with bad credit and does not qualify for a student loan without a cosigner. Can your organization help me? – Y. Navar

WHY WE DO IT

God day am happy to get your web online tostudy your e-course.my name is Ekierovie Ogheneochuko Josiah. Am a peer educator and also writing and editing. am a member of volunteers proactive youth network.pls i will love to learn so i can give to my world by writing and speaking..helping and saving humanity is my happiness. Thanks –Peace Jossy

WHY WE DO IT

my name is Raffaqat ali Mr. i am member is poor Family my Daily income in 1.5$. i want to intrested Vocational Training in USA. but i cannot purchase air ticket of USA. and not availabale the bank guarantee. please you help me as human bases. i hope that you will consider on my request sympathy,

WHY WE DO IT

My name is Siyambonga Blessing Ntando.I live at Port Elizabeth. I am a first year student at MSC College, doing national diploma in Human Resource Management. I’m from very poor, disadvantaged background. I’m looking for bursary or training especially in the field of Human Resource Management. Yours truly – S.B.Ntando

WHY WE DO IT

i m gopal parajuli from nepal (asia). i m physical disable man i want to take Traing for rilaible life so i ask help for vocational training for my alive i hope u help me – my address- gopal parajuli Tamasariya 7 nawalparasi -nepal(asia)

HERE ARE 3 WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Digging wells, building schools and cleaning up the streets is great but it only helps a few. Our initiative provides the highest ROI guaranteed. Let us show you how.
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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

The ultimate employee citizenship and giving program that has been acknowledged as the most fulfilling, rewarding and gratifying of all employee engagement programs.
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CAUSE MARKETING

In this new era of social responsibility, what you don’t do can cost you. “Cause marketing” is now the norm and we can show you a number of ways how your brand can benefit.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Want to donate your time? Do you feel the slogan “27st century employability skills for all” Yes? Then welcome to our team!

TEAM

ICWFD IS A ZERO OVERHEAD ORGANIZATION RUN BY DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS AND A BOARD PASSIONATE ABOUT BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.
ASAD U. SHAH

ASAD U. SHAH

Chairman of the Board

Currently, CEO at Activa Financial Inc. a next gen mobile payments & banking company.

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JIM KOHLENBERGER

JIM KOHLENBERGER

Member of the Board of Directors.

Served as the Executive Director of the VON Coalition and is a former White House

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JOHN GAGE

JOHN GAGE

Member of the Board of Directors

Mr. Gage was Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office for Sun

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DR. MIRA PHAILBUS

DR. MIRA PHAILBUS

Member of the Board of Directors.

She has made wide-ranging contributions to women’s development and education.

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SARAH MCCUE

SARAH MCCUE

Member of the Board of Directors.

A well-known advocate for the innovative use of information and communication

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SANJAY POL

SANJAY POL

Member of the Board of Directors.

As a technology and business executive, Sanjay has a proven track record of building strong businesses with high-performance teams.

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