Thursday 15 July 2021
14:30 to 15:30
The online discussion will take place at 10am BST, 15 July (World Youth Skills Day).

The importance of equipping young people with the skills they need for work and life is nearly universally agreed.

Debate though exists about what those skills are and should be and significant challenges remain for policy makers in creating high quality, relevant and accessible learning options and in enabling and supporting young people to take them up.

This event will focus on the need to ensure young people can and do make good careers choices. We will look at how we can shape effective skills and employment systems with clear pathways to good work now and in the future, what drives good careers choices and how best policy makers can foster an environment that incentivises all actors to support smooth transitions between education and employment that benefit both economies and societies.

Event Contributors:

Chair: Andy Hall, Senior Consultant, Cultural Engagement/Education, British Council


Mr Khairul Azhar, Deputy Director of the National Youth Skills Institute, Malaysia

Olly Newton, Executive Director, Edge Foundation, UK

Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research, Edge Foundation, UK

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