PTS in Person

PTS in Person is IYF’s original, flagship life skills offering. We provide organizations with systematically designed lesson plans, relevant trainings, coaching sessions, measurement tools, and certification to ensure the highest quality delivery. With the support of over 200 master trainers, more than 5,500 trainers in 50 countries have delivered PTS in Person. PTS is both explicit and flexible; comprehensive and modular. While most youth experience 25 to 30 of a possible 100 lessons, no two programs look exactly alike. PTS also has proven successful in a variety of settings—including corporate training centers, sports fields, community college classrooms, and in the shade of a baobab tree. Regardless of where they are, all young PTS participants grow as individuals prepared for the world of work. Choose an option below to find out how PTS In Person works for organizations like yours:


Employers

 

PTS in Person

Outcomes

PTS in Person bridges the soft skills gap. Young people become work-ready, with improved skills that meet employer expectations. Critical thinkers and problem-solvers who work well with others, PTS in Person graduates have higher rates of employee retention and promotion. PTS in Person is also a smart investment for businesses concerned about the future of work, because these skills only gain value as technology changes.

Use Cases

PTS in Person is relevant for any company that wants to deepen the skills of existing younger staff, develop a talent pipeline, and invest in communities where they operate. It is relevant and adaptable for diverse industries.

Modality

PTS in Person offers in-house quality assurance through a training-of-trainers model and unique coaching program.

Methodology

This highly-interactive training, which prioritizes time for small group skill practice, ensures young people are engaged—and more likely to retain what they learn.

  • Proven employer satisfaction with graduates around the world
  • In-demand, future-proof skills
  • Improved teamwork, communication, critical thinking skills
  • Highly engaging methodology
  • Alignment to international standards
  • Built-in quality control
  • Universal but can be tailored for industries
  • Demonstrated employee retention and promotion

  • 40% of Hilton employees were promoted within six months following completion of PTS training

Educators

 

PTS in Person

Outcomes

Through PTS in Person, young people overcome barriers to opportunity and student achievement. Results include improved job placement and a decrease in student dropout rates. After training and coaching sessions, teachers who become PTS trainers also report being more effective in their jobs.

Use Cases

High schools, training institutions, colleges, and universities can use PTS in Person to equip students to grow as well-rounded individuals, plan for the future, and be ready with the skills employers seek. PTS in Person can complement existing technical training, can be incorporated during school hours, or can be offered as an extracurricular activity.

Modality

PTS in Person is flexible and can be taught in or out of the classroom. It centers on effective teaching, including feedback, coaching, and practice.

Methodology

This highly-interactive training, which prioritizes time for small group skill practice, ensures young people are engaged—and more likely to retain what they learn.

  • Centers on effective teaching
  • Emphasizes personal development and work readiness
  • Improved youth job placement
  • Reduced dropout rates
  • Increased GPAs
  • Improves teacher classroom management even beyond PTS
  • Built-in quality control
  • Adapted for local relevance

Government Agencies

 

PTS in Person

Outcomes

Considering the needs of the employers and economies, PTS in Person teaches skills that will remain in-demand even as technology changes. With improved skills, graduates succeed in finding work and have reported an increased sense of belonging, volunteering, and civic engagement.

Use Cases

PTS in Person is relevant for government agencies or national systems seeking solutions for social-emotional learning, social integration, youth employment, and youth economic opportunity.

Modality

PTS doesn’t require printed materials for youth participants. It can be offered in variety of settings, from a classroom to a sports field.

Methodology

This highly-interactive training, which prioritizes time for small group skill practice, ensures young people are engaged and more likely to retain what they learn.

  • Focuses on personal development and work readiness
  • Highly engaging
  • Built-in quality control
  • Available in up to 20 languages
  • Adapted for local relevance
  • Option for civic engagement/service learning modules

Nonprofits

 

PTS in Person

Outcomes

PTS in Person supports youth to overcome barriers to opportunity, fights gender inequality, and bridges the skills gap. Youth are more goal-oriented, sure of their voice and future, and better prepared to secure work or succeed in creating opportunities through self-employment. Youth-serving organizations can also strengthen their staff capacity through PTS in Person training and coaching sessions.

Use Cases

PTS in Person is relevant as a stand-alone program for nonprofits interested in supporting youth to develop life skills. It can also be a complementary component of broader initiatives aimed at promoting personal health and well-being, economic opportunity, or workforce readiness.

Modality

PTS in Person does not require printed materials for youth and has succeeded in a variety of settings—even under a tree and on a soccer field. It allows nonprofits to meet youth where they are.

Methodology

This highly-interactive training, which includes ample time for small group work, ensures young people are engaged and more likely to retain what they learn.

  • Built-in quality control
  • Adapted for local relevance
  • Prepares youth for the workplace
  • Successfully taught in a variety of settings
  • Highly engaging
  • Focuses on personal development and work readiness
  • Fits Positive Youth Development and enables youth voice

  • PTS In-Person comprises up to 100 lessons across 8 units that can be mixed and matched to create a curriculum that meets your objectives.

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