A staple of professional growth for centuries, an apprenticeship is a time-tested concept that gives youth the opportunity to gain technical expertise in practice. An apprenticeship can result in a long-term job offer or at least provide a great reference.
Countries with the lowest youth unemployment rates have one thing in common: a close connection between education and work. To foster high employment, employers, governments and educators need to partner to ensure education systems map to employers’ needs.
The global economy needs to create five million jobs each month to absorb the one billion people that will enter the job market over the next decade. The digital economy can help reach this ambitious goal.