This live written panel discussion explored 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 | (AddEvent)
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 programmes that help young people build soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, but with the explosion of generative AI - what are the implications for the future of work and how can business respond to support young people? 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. With the world of work moving at such a pace, how can we better help young people and those early in their careers keep up?
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, Development Consultant
- Sandra Fontano, Senior Global Sustainability Manager for Social Equity, Unilever
- Oliver Furechi, Practical Action
- Chioma Izuwah, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Ruphin Kungwa, Uganda, Refugee and Volunteer, Stepup.one & Learning Planet
- Shodigul Mamadyorbekova, Rural Development Advisor, Tajikistan
- Flora von Michel, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Haron Muturi Wake and Shine SHG, Junior Leader, Tharaka Nithi, Kenya
- Gift Mwaka, Livelihoods and Education Programme Manager, Restless Development
- Sherif Muçalla, Researcher
- Tolu Seun, Business Fights Poverty Community Member
- Anita Tiessen, CEO Youth Business International
- Moses Wamari, Decent Work Researcher, The Youth Cafe
Moderator: Katie Hyson Business Fights Poverty
- How can businesses (and their partners) best support young people in light of the trends we’re seeing in the future of work, including the impact of generative AI?
- What are the best examples of businesses taking action on youth employability?
- How can we better work together to better support youth employability, early careers in light of these trends?
This is a text-based discussion which remains open, so please do continue to share your insights.
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