By Evelyn Motsatsing
On the 22nd January 2020, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, an organization with 37 member countries, released a survey report on the career aspirations of 500 000, fifteen year olds from 41 countries.
Unfortunately, South Africa was not part of the survey.
The results are however insightful, and there a lots of takeaways and lessons from the report.
“Young people, when informed and empowered, when they realize that what they do truly makes a difference, can indeed change the world” – Jane Goodall
- The report shows that despite all the changes that might have taken place in the world of work, the career aspirations of young people today are the same as from the year 2000.
- Too many teenagers seem to be unaware of new types of jobs that are emerging.
- There is a misalignment of young people’s career aspirations with the required qualifications required to achieve them.
All these tell us we have a lot of work to do, to help young people prepare themselves for tomorrow’s world of work.
That is what Infotree Growth Resources is about. To help young people discover their talents and abilities, and to align these with the world of work. This is possible when young people have access to the relevant and latest information about education, careers and the world of work.
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