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YOUTH AND SKILLS Putting education to work. Pauline Rose Cairo, Egypt April 2013 @ efareport / # YouthSkillsWork. Key messages: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012. Progress towards Education for All is stagnating Aid to education is slowing down

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Youth and skills putting education to work

YOUTH AND SKILLSPutting education to work

Pauline Rose

Cairo, Egypt

April 2013

@efareport / #YouthSkillsWork


Youth and skills putting education to work

Key messages: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012

  • Progress towards Education for All is stagnating

  • Aid to education is slowing down

  • Slow progress has left a huge skills deficit among young people

  • Poor urban and rural youth, especially women, urgently need support to acquire skills


Youth and skills putting education to work

Progress towards UPE has ground to a halt

Number of out-of-school children of primary school age, 1999–2010

Source: UIS database


Youth and skills putting education to work

Youth and skills


Youth and skills putting education to work

Pathways to skills

One in four young people is in a job being paid less than $1.25 per day

One in eight young people is unemployed

One in five young people in the Arab States countries has not completed primary school

One in six of the world’s people is aged between 15-24-years-old

One in two in the Arab States are under 25 years old


Youth and skills putting education to work

Pathways to skills

  • Technical and vocational skills

  • Transferable skills

  • Foundation Skills


Youth and skills putting education to work

Pathways to skills

Young people learn transferableskills and technical and vocational at upper secondary school.

A primary and lower secondary education gives young people foundation skills.


Youth and skills putting education to work

Pathways to skills

Work-based training teaches transferable and technical and vocational skills through direct work experience.

200 million young people need a second chance.


Youth and skills putting education to work

Pathways to skills


Youth and skills putting education to work

Poverty is a barrier to young people acquiring foundation skills

Not completed lower secondary school, 15 to 24 year olds, by wealth

Source: World Inequality Database on Education: www.education-inequalities.org


Youth and skills putting education to work

In Yemen, 9 in 10 poor, rural young women do not acquire foundation skills

Yement: Not completed lower secondary school, 15 to 24 year olds, by wealth, location and gender

Source: World Inequality Database on Education: www.education-inequalities.org


Youth and skills putting education to work

In Jordan, many young women are not even seeking work

Percentage of 15- to 24- year olds classified as ‘inactive’ by gender and education level in Jordan

Source: Understanding Children’s Work (2012).


Youth and skills putting education to work

Putting education to work


Youth and skills putting education to work

3 overarchinglessons

  • Ensure linkages between the education system and employers

  • Scale up programmes to reach the large numbers of unemployed

  • Make sure programmes target the most disadvantaged, including those working in poverty


Youth and skills putting education to work

And finally… listen to the voices of young people

Although I haven’t completed my education I need a chance.

We want to work and give something good to the country.

Young woman, Egypt


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www.efareport.unesco.org

Blog: efareport.wordpress.com

Twitter: @efareport #YouthSkillsWork


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