What skills do young people need in today’s job market?
Depending on the profession and geographic location, work can look very different for each person, from agriculture to emerging technology.
The important question is, are the in-demand skills that young people need to compete in the job market being taught in schools, and are there internships, apprenticeships, and job trainings? Sufficient opportunity for skills development, availability of entry-level positions, decent working conditions, wages and benefits are all important considerations.
Tackling youth unemployment requires collaboration between governments, businesses, civil society, learning institutions, and young people. You can take advantage of opportunities to learn new skills, advocate for diversity in hiring, and raise awareness about the need for accessible financial services and increased commitments to free trade.