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January 14, 2020

Youth unemployment

Newspost

 
January 14, 2020

I have often found the youth of today struggling to land a job. Either they can’t differentiate themselves from the mob or they lack the skill set required for doing a job. Mostly, it's the skill-set and that too is the fault of the educational institutions. What is being taught is not being asked for in the professional arena. The world today is focused on digital skills; social media has become the place to be for entertainment, advertising, news and communication. Everyone wants to be a part of this including brands, businesses, politicians, celebrities etc. Educational institutions are failing to prepare students for this new world.

Yet all is not lost, there are platforms imparting short courses on digital skills free of cost, where courses are specially designed to prepare one for the jobs of the future. I strongly believe that such courses can help young graduates distinguish themselves and find jobs.

Kanwal Ashraf

Islamabad

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