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Youth Employment – Qualitative Education and Internships?
In the first part of the discussion all speakers recognized that many ministries are involved into the anticipation of labour market, in planning education according to labour market needs. But still there is lack of qualified workforce in many economic sectors. Speakers emphasized that ministries should involve social partners into strategies of labour politics. We should deal with causes of unemployment not only with its consequences. Existing platforms should be strengthened, for example, “career day”. All speakers emphasized the need for a common platform for career assistance for young people.
In the second part speakers emphasized the role of qualitative practice which can be supported by socially responsible employers and motivated trainees. It’s recommended that practice is minimum 6 months long. Also students agreed that practice should be in all higher education programs, also in academic programmes.