Dream Jobs Teenagers Career Aspirations and the Future of Work

Category : Report
Author/s: Mann, A., Denis, V., Schleicher, A., Ekhtiari, H., Forsyth, T., Liu, E. & Chambers, N.
Year: 2020




Across the world, the young people who leave education today are, on average, more highly qualified than any preceding generation in history. They often enter the working world with considerably more years of schooling than their parents or grandparents. This is an enormous achievement of which the global education community can be truly proud. And yet, in spite of completing an unprecedented number of years of formal education, young people continue to struggle in the job market, and governments continue to worry about the mismatch between what societies and economies demand and education systems supply. The coexistence of unemployed university graduates and employers who say they cannot find people with the skills they need, shows that more education does not automatically mean better jobs and better lives. For many young people, academic success alone has proved an insufficient means of ensuring a smooth transition into good employment.

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