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Many post-graduates lack the soft skills they need for job market success

Employers increasingly require employees to handle more complex functions that rely heavily on soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity and communication. However, most educational systems do not help students develop these soft skills.

Many job seekers lack entrepreneurial skills

Unemployed and underemployed youth lack the technical and entrepreneurial skills required for employment. This could be due to lack of relevant training and/or lack of access – physical and financial – to trainings.

Many job seekers do not understand what skills are required for the job

The skills that secondary and tertiary school graduates have and those that employers want are mismatched. Most youth do not know what skills are required or where to learn them.

Necessary requirements for jobs are shifting constantly and quickly

The digital revolution creates new opportunities for innovation and self-employment, but it’s hard for job seekers to predict which business models and skills will be needed, and how to best adapt to changing employer requirements.

Many job seekers lack specific technical skills that employers request

Job seekers often lack the technical skills required for new types of work emerging in the digital revolution. This could be due to lack of relevant training and/or lack of access – physical and financial – to trainings.

Youth may lack experience relevant to open positions

Unemployed and underemployed youth lack the relevant experience employers seek, especially since most are first-time job seekers, and others may be looking in a new field or area of expertise.

Public Awareness Campaigns

Jobseekers and employers often face information gaps that keep them from understanding one another’s needs. Targeted awareness...

Digital Self-Employment

The global economy needs to create five million jobs each month to absorb the one billion people that will enter the job market...

Customizable Education

Skills mismatches are the second largest driver of youth unemployment in Africa. Traditional education systems are not keeping...

Apprenticeships

A staple of professional growth for centuries, an apprenticeship is a time-tested concept that gives youth the opportunity to...

Soft Skills Certification

In today’s shifting labor market, soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication are key to...

Employer Partnerships

Countries with the lowest youth unemployment rates have one thing in common: a close connection between education and work. To...