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Employability and Career Security in the 21st Century
October 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Employment security. Career security. Skills revolution. Youth bulge. Demographic dividend. Globalisation. Deglobalisation. Slowbalisation. Global citizenship…
Where should the youth stand in today’s debate and diversity of worldviews on global and national development issues? For young surveyors, this special forum organised under the umbrella of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is a gold mine of winning tips and a wellspring of hope in the ever-changing landscape of (geo)data-driven digital revolution. It has been established that 65% of the primary school pupils today will take on new job assignments not yet created today. Employment is becoming increasingly elusive for the youth but when talents are suitably matched to skills development, the outcome is a critical mass of innovative solution providers who can create jobs and enjoy career security as opposed to the fleeting employment security.
In Africa, 40% of the population is aged below 15 and the median age is 19. This is a sharp contrast to the global figure (40% aged below 25, median age 31). Employability deserves a key mention, and rightly so for Kenya and similar countries where youth unemployment has for long stayed in double-digit percentages. Even more critical, however, is the youth’s capacity to develop adaptive resilience and transferable skills to help sustain relevance and attain career security in the dynamic labour market and digital economy. This webinar will share insights into the demands, responsibilities, and industry expectations placed upon today’s young learners and graduates so as to turn the tides in their favour.
CVs, Interviews tips, productivity tools for a new era, scholarship tips, and many more will be covered.