Today's Youth for Tomorrow's World

Started by tanvirsa2, Jan 11, 2023, 01:38 PM

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The job market is changing fast globally; youth unemployment was already an issue before the pandemic hit. But the COVID-19 crisis has made the situation worse. Jobs and skills for youths must be a part of a larger vision of sustainable and inclusive development.

Youth is the time of life when one is young, and often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity). Youth can be referred to as the time of life when one is young. The United Nations defines youth as persons between the ages of 15 and 24 for statistical purposes. It is an experience that may shape an individual's level of dependency, which can be marked in various ways according to different cultural perspectives.

Present Scenario of Job Market
youths are probably the most potential group in our country at the moment. It is unfortunate that the country enjoys limited service of the youth because of growing unemployment. From 2013 to 2020, every year around 2.1 million youths are supposed to enter the job market. Out of them, only 1.3 million enter the job market every year. The remaining 0.8 million youth, on average, are adding to the unemployed people each year which is alarming indeed. The Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) study stressed the need for quality education and health care and higher coverage of social protection for all in order to ensure inclusive growth.
Covid-19 has put additional pressure on the job market in Bangladesh. Due to the shutdown or slowdown of economic activities, many have lost their jobs. In times of crisis, young people tend to be among the first to lose their jobs. It has easy the jobs of 25 more million people in the world.

Challenges of preparing the youths
Young people today face considerable challenges in creating a stable future for themselves. Understanding young people and their ideas about politics and social justice is a major challenge. The situation is worse for young people in low-income countries like Bangladesh. The lack of access to high-quality education and absence of decent work opportunities for youth which act against the best interest of young people are but a few challenges which they have to contend witSchools regucollegesis.
School and college focus on the CGPA. they concentrate on what grades students are getting instead of skill development or career mapping. Our educational institutes have miserably failed to equip students for the job market. Students at the university level have little knowledge about professional life. How many of them get the opportunity or are keen to visit various offices, industries, workplaces? Very few, only those who somethings work as an intern with organizations get the opportunity. Rare are the cases when the departments/institutes arrange students' visits to the organizations/industries to enhance their real-life orientation.
Youths claim they are not getting jobs, the employers complain they are not getting competent candidates to work for their organizations. The gap between the expectations of the employers and the qualifications of the job seekers is thus a problem that needs to be addressed. A continuous need assessment study can be of great help in this regard.

Skills for Developing youths
Students, the future employees of the organizations, or even those who want to be entrepreneurs, need to have mastery over the subject, develop communication skills, proficiency both in Bangla and English, and better IT skills. The following skills are most vital to young people entering the job.

Digital literacy: In today's digitally advanced world, nearly every career involves using technology of some kind. Digital literacy involves getting young people familiar with a variety of technologies. As young people are preparing for the workforce, they should continuously increase their knowledge of emerging technologies as this will help future employers to see them Problem-Solvingable.

Problem-Solving Skills: It is an important skills for young people who enter the job market. Many education systems do not teach these skills.