Join us for this live written discussion with a panel of experts to explore how businesses can best support youth employability in light of the trends we are seeing around the future of work.
Thursday 8th June, 10am to 11am EDT / 3pm to 4 pm BST
Businesses have long been supporting youth employability by providing young people with opportunities for learning, skill development, and hands-on experience through internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training. Businesses have been investing in programs that help young people build soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, which are becoming increasingly important in the future of work. And some businesses are working with educational institutions and government organisations to help ensure that young people are receiving the education and training they need to succeed in the changing job market. But the world of work is moving at such a pace, how can we better help young people keep up? How can business rise to the changes in demographic spread and expectations from a new young fledgling workforce? And how can we better support young people to be the business starters and growers the world needs?
Join this conversation to explore these questions and more
- Leonora Barclay, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Olouch Brendah, Aspire Institute Ambassador
- Ina Castro,Learning Planet
- Justin Cheng, Learning Planet
- Lorraine Charles, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Na’amal
- Abir Chowdhury, URC
- Julie Ann Howlett, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Sandra Fontano, Senior Global Sustainability Manager for Social Equity, Unilever
- Chioma Izuwah, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Ruphin Kungwa, Uganda, Refugee and Volunteer, Stepup.one & Learning Planet
- Flora von Michel, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Haron Muturi Wake and Shine SHG, Junior Leader, Tharaka Nithi, Kenya
- Juana Silva Mir, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Martine Parry, Fairtrade
- Sherif Muçalla, Researcher
- Tolu Seun, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Anita Tiessen, Youth Business International
- Moses Wamari, Decent Work Researcher, The Youth Cafe
- TBC GAIN Health
Moderator: Business Fights Poverty
- How can businesses best address the issue of youth employability?
- What are the best examples of businesses taking action on youth employability?
- How can we better work together to best support youth employability?
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