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Youth Job Insecurity,
an Alarming Reality

In a complex global economic environment, youth unemployment and job insecurity have worrying human and financial consequences across the world. In France, more than 20% of young people are unemployed and 100,000 students leave school every year with no qualifications. In Africa, young people – who make up more than 60% of the population – face challenges such as poverty, unemployment, lack of educational infrastructure and sometimes even illiteracy.

Investing
in Youth Talent

Total is committed to helping young people thrive, driven by the belief that sustainable development cannot be achieved without effective solutions to promote their professional and social inclusion. Despite being both the future of their regions and the key to local vitality, too few young people have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their talents. Our objective is to empower them to take control of their future and to play a key role in the development of their communities. 

Total,
Creating Value in Host Regions

Given this situation, Total believes that it has a responsibility to take action and contribute to making a positive social impact in all of its host regions across the world. With operations in 130 countries, we create jobs and value on five continents. Beyond our economic contribution, we are determined to provide young people who have been left behind by the system with opportunities to reach their full potential. In this way, we are committed to helping socially vulnerable young people become independent.

Three Drivers to Facilitate the Success of Young People

Tangible results can only be achieved by working together with educational and social stakeholders. For this reason, we work in partnership with other companies, sports associations and schools that offer original approaches, in order to:

  • Foster academic success and soft skills, as self-confidence and an understanding of appropriate social and professional behavior are springboards to opportunities for young people.
  • Promote access to general and vocational training, especially in industrial disciplines. 
  • Support entrepreneurship through assistance for business creation and social innovation.
  

L’Industreet, a Campus for the Industry Professions of Tomorrow

On the one hand, young people are suffering from high levels of early school leaving and unemployment, while on the other, the industrial sector is struggling to fill positions. To address this paradox, Total Foundation is supporting the creation of L’Industreet, a campus specialized in the industry professions of tomorrow that will open its doors in the Paris suburb of Stains in the fall of 2020.

Solidarity in Action

Helping Refugees Enter the Workforce Alongside Nonprofit Kodiko

   

   

Our Commitment to Gender Diversity: An Integral Part of Our Actions

Find out about Total Foundation’s
other three priority areas​