Redefining the Transition from Education to Work in the Middle East.
EDT&Partners released a report “Redefining the Transition from Education to Work in the Middle East” at the Unlearn/Relearn event which took place in Dubai in May of 2022. Read the introduction here and download the full report below.
Content: Redefining the Transition from Education to Work in the Middle East
- Regional Context
- Transitioning from Education to Work
- The Reshaping of Work Post-Pandemic
- Skills and Transitioning from Education to Work
- Education For An Affluent Future
- Opportunities for Corporations
- Opportunities for Governments
- The Future World of Work
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A Brief Introduction to the Report
The Future of Work
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have witnessed a “youth bulge” in their population pyramid, primarily correlated to the demographic evolution of the region, better education, and a decline in early marriages. This factor, coupled with an unemployment rate that stands at 30% for Arab youth, has created a sense of urgency for corporations, policy-makers, and educational institutions to create new jobs for the upcoming influx of new market entrants. In fact, confronted with more than 66 million youth and a tangible advancement in education, economies in the Arab world face challenges in their ability to match the demand for employment with the creation of a sufficient amount of jobs. This hence puts the region at the forefront of discussion given the increasing amount of plans, agendas and programs set in place to achieve a better future for upcoming and current generations.
Upskilling, Reskilling and the Skills Gap
This research focuses on a select few countries in the MENA region – who, among others, have developed an agenda to facilitate access to education for all – to understand their individual problems on a larger scale. Despite individual country-level efforts…
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