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The OECD’s Employment Outlook argues that time is running out to help workers move up the jobs ladder

The OECD’s Employment Outlook argues that time is running out to help workers move up the jobs ladder | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
The recovery is underway, but millions of workers risk being trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder.

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This is an area that really interests me - the effects of the good -or poor -start, and the impact it has on those first 10 years. 

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Paper: 'During the course of the programme my attention shifted and ...

These schemes have generally been developed by careers services in response to national policy agendas on improving graduate 'success' and enhancing graduate employability. Thus far, evaluation of employability awards has been largely ...
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19,000 new higher apprenticeships to deliver skills for growth

19,000 new higher apprenticeships to deliver skills for growth | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced details of how Government funding will support thousands of apprenticeships up to degree equivalent, enabling employers, colleges and universities to deliver the advanced skills most critical for growth.
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You don't need a degree for a top job - Jewish Chronicle

You don't need a degree for a top job - Jewish Chronicle | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Jewish Chronicle You don't need a degree for a top job Jewish Chronicle This year a survey commissioned by the Department for Business showed that qualified apprentices scored four per cent more on an employability scale in comparison to university...
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This requires top level apprenticeships in a much wider range of industries than the traditional trades provision. A challenge to employers!

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Youth unemployment: can mobile technology improve employability?

Youth unemployment: can mobile technology improve employability? | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
We need better understanding of mobile learners, not mobile phones, to address the challenge of youth unemployment, say Linda Raftree and Nick Martin (RT @vivianonano: Great read ->Youth unemployment: can mobile technology improve employability?
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Three Ways Recent Grads Can Leverage LinkedIn for Long-Term Success

Three Ways Recent Grads Can Leverage LinkedIn for Long-Term Success | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
You have your new degree in hand and your future at the forefront, so now what? Whether you’ve landed a job or are still weighing your options, LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool for your next steps post-graduation.
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Im adding this to my students reading!

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Employers buy into youth job plan - Employment - NZ Herald News

Employers buy into youth job plan - Employment - NZ Herald News | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Some of Auckland's biggest employers have signed up to a scheme aimed at finding work for the region's 25,000 unemployed young people.
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Congratulations on the Drivers licence initiative - it is one of the single most useful things we can do for your young people in terms of employment. We need the same initative in Hawkes Bay !

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Walmart grants $2.5mn to enhance youth employability - Fibre2fashion.com

Walmart grants $2.5mn to enhance youth employability
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The grant will directly support summer programs that employ, educate, and support young people as well as efforts to create a national dialogue on enhancing youth employability.
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Heres a partnership effort to address the enmployability issues   "although unemployment is high, jobs are going unfilled.  Employers cannot find enough workers with demonstrated workplace competencies (including basic academic, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills) to meet job demands."

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OECD: Unemployment to stay high next year - Business - NZ Herald News

OECD: Unemployment to stay high next year - Business - NZ Herald News | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
PARIS (AP) Unemployment levels in the world's advanced economies could improve next year, even though the number of people without work will likely continue to rise in several European
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No good news for the young in Europe.

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Who was right about education: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?

Who was right about education: Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here  When students asked me what subjects they should major in to become a tech entrepreneur, I would say engineering, mathematics, and science.
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More valuable insight on seeing the whole picture when it comes to contribution and subject choice.

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How to politicise Aussie youth? A job would be nice - ABC Local

How to politicise Aussie youth? A job would be nice - ABC Local | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
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How to politicise Aussie youth? A job would be nice
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The recent International Labour Organisation report - 'Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk' - identifies youth unemployment as a global phenomenon.
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Therers an interesting quote in here re careers provision in schools

 

'The system is failing our young people because the government is yet to grasp the difference between careers advice and careers counselling. Careers advice is about what subjects to take in school to get a young person to where they think they might want to be but proper careers counselling is about identifying personal traits, strengths and weaknesses and building a young person's education upon them. Careers counselling is about life development, developing a young person along with their education. Moving teachers into the role of careers advisers falls short of providing students with assistance from appropriately qualified career development professionals.-   An Australian perspective  

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Virtual conference on youth and skills | World Federation of Colleges ...

Virtual conference on youth and skills | World Federation of Colleges ... | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Quality Applied higher education (AHE) ¸- or Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET - is widely recognized as having an important role to play in tackling youth unemployment.
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bis-13-919-national-careers-council-report-an-aspirational-nation-creating-a-culture-change-in-careers-provison.pdf

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Interesting perspective from the UK - I like their comments on aspirations, character, adaptability and resilience (pages 31-35).

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Youth employment: overview of EU measures - EU News

Youth employment: overview of EU measures - EU News | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Youth employment: overview of EU measures EU News To top-up available EU financial support to the regions where individuals struggle most with youth unemployment and inactivity, the Council and the European Parliament agreed to create a dedicated...
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Young People on the Move: The Importance of Transferable Skills

Young People on the Move: The Importance of Transferable Skills | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
In observation of International Youth Day, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Lauren Greubel discuss the importance of ensuring that displaced youth are equipped with transferable skills that they can apply to a variety of labor markets to lessen the...

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The global perspective -

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The parental perception of apprenticeships must change - The Information Daily

The Information Daily The parental perception of apprenticeships must change The Information Daily By placing employability at the heart of the education system, we can address youth unemployment and start to encourage young people and their...
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Too few businesses providing opportunities for school leavers, says CIPD - Stock Market Wire

Too few businesses providing opportunities for school leavers, says CIPD - Stock Market Wire | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Too few businesses providing opportunities for school leavers, says CIPD
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Last week's employment figures also highlighted that, while overall unemployment went down, youth unemployment is on the rise.
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There's an important message here for  business- they are part of the process in developing youth into the workforce we want.

 

As the article says-

 

"Business has a key role to play in developing our young people in order to bridge employability gaps and skills mismatches. We cannot simply expect governments or education systems to churn out off-the-shelf employees.”

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Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap?

Do We Have the Grit to Close the Skills Gap? | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
The skills gap is real. To this statement there is little debate. What should generate great debate is how we close the skills gap, because the strategies currently employed ignore a pool of talent

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An American article but a global issue.

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Lee Miles's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:17 AM

An american perspective - does this story cut across all borders?

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What youth engagement really means

What youth engagement really means | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Last week I visited Feilding to take part in the ‘Where's my Job' Expo.
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This was an inspiring community experience! I had to write about it.

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Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It? - Huffington Post UK (blog)

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It? - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?
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During the lunch break of a full day employability session we were running at a London university, he came to me to air his frustrations about the current job market.
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'Get business people into school': Nora Senior is president of the British ... - This is Money

'Get business people into school': Nora Senior is president of the British ... - This is Money | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
'Get business people into school': Nora Senior is president of the British ...
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The OECD recently warned that youth unemployment was the UK's biggest challenge and I agree.
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More of the same problem -

'Businesses I speak to want to work with young  people and are happy to train and employ them. But they are often disheartened  and frustrated to find school leavers and graduates do not have the skills they  need to join the workforce.

Their poor literacy, numeracy, behaviour and  attitudes do not meet business expectations. "

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Employability and Career Success: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Reality - Hogan - 2013 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Wiley Online Library

Employability and Career Success: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Reality - Hogan - 2013 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Wiley Online Library | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it

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Lee Miles's curator insight, July 14, 2013 10:12 AM

Interesting insight into the broader aspect of employability ...

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Youth unemployment: it's not age that matters but lack of skills

Youth unemployment: it's not age that matters but lack of skills | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
Andrew Adonis: Only one in 10 young people take apprenticeships. If we want to cut the dole queues that has to change (Are more #apprenticeships the answer to youth unemployment?
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Why are so many of Canada's young people out of work? - CBC.ca

Why are so many of Canada's young people out of work? - CBC.ca | Youth Employment and Graduate Employability Strategies | Scoop.it
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Why are so many of Canada's young people out of work?
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The Canadian youth unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24 has been rising steadily for a year, hitting 14.5 per cent in April.
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Some telling comments in here. Graduates comment on high fees and unfufilled promised from higher education; and how they were told to follow their passion......... and if they are Gen Y with high expectations  - well they were taught to be. I find it hard to argue with that. Higher education on the whole hasn't moved to work with students within their degree programmes with strategies to target not just what they really want, but also how to maximise learning and grow opportunities from the Plan B work where many are forced to start.

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cbi_uuk_future_fit.pdf

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Good reading for those in tertiary who want some data on effectiveness of programmes, employability strategies, employers views . Really interesting !

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