According to the United Nations, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
That is why education and training are key determinants of success in the labor market. But unfortunately, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people, and surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy. Skills and jobs for youth feature prominently in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG target 4.4 calls for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills.
On RivEthics this week, Mr. William Sylvanus Ogisi, a lawyer and member of Mouldbreak Institute of Change, speaks on how young people can empower themselves to make a difference with their lives.
You can also see this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrhmHbDLM8o&feature=youtu.be ) to know the 5 trends shaping the future of work across the world in order to be guided on what skills young people can acquire as they move up the scale.
You can also listen to and download the Pidgin English version of this Episode below