How to get young people to be a part of the solution(s) and not just seen as a problem
Today’s news is filled with messages of crisis and change in the global markets and the world of work. It is a confusing, precarious and scary world for the young generations thinking about careers, skills and jobs. Finding and sustaining a job is profoundly different today and tomorrow from the past decades, and young people are exposed to sudden changes, precarious employment and careers, and a need for continual re-adaption. Back in the day, most young people finished school and went straight into work, and stayed there, and stayed in the city. That’s all changed now, and the transition into employment has become longer and, for many young people, less direct, also for the better educated..
At the same time attitudes and behaviours of young people have changed. Young people are more aware and connected – and at the same time often inadequately empowered to deal with the new challenges. What can cities do to better: