University graduated student’s employment crisis
Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: The country's economy has low power to create employment because of various reasons such as recession, at present. And now faced with a flood of job seekers populations, has been virtually powerless.
Higher education system that aims to improve the scientific level of the country, on the quantitative growth without rules and practice in new capacity, the quality of education for the sake of quantity, should be held against the status quo.
What we are seeing now is continuing to accept unreasonable increase capacity at different levels including master and P.H.D level to smite the extremely low quality of many universities, the only factor to aggravate the situation, now renamed.
Youth unemployment solutions
1. Education and training programmes
Initiatives or extracurricular instruction that target the skills gap can focus on anything from employability skills to job hunting and interviewing to entrepreneurship to vocational education (including opportunities in the green economy). Ideally, in the future, these kinds of education will be embedded into national curricula, tackling the skills gap.
Examples of training programmes include our Work the Change initiative and Be the Change Academies, which provide young people with the skills they need to succeed in their careers.
2. Youth access to capital
For young people keen to get start-ups funded, they don’t have to rely on banks alone. Crowdfunding sites like Kiva.org and networks like Youth Business International give young people all over the world the chance to get the support they need to build their enterprises and increase their incomes. With more programmes like these being created every day, the future is getting brighter for aspiring entrepreneurs.
3. Universal internet access and greater availability of cheap tech
With programmes like Facebook’s Internet.org working towards free internet access to key sites and Computer Aid providing IT education across 32 countries, this solution to the digital divide is coming along. However, infrastructure development (electrical grids, etc.) is obviously key to this goal. As lower-income nations develop these sectors, the digital divide will continue to be bridged.
4. Skills matching
The private sector, government and education systems need to start collaborating to determine what knowledge and skills young people should be taught in order to find rewarding work. Considering businesses are suffering from the skills mismatch, too, they need to take a more active role in promoting appropriate education and skill-building for young people from an early age.
Representatives from HR can provide career advice and give advice on job hunting, too. Social enterprise initiatives and non-profits are helping facilitate these connections, as are schools individually. However, wider efforts to involve the private sector in education are needed.
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 8 and ensuring everyone is able to secure decent work means ending the youth unemployment crisis, working with young people and giving them the chance to maximise their potential.(1)