Youth empowerment, governance, and the importance of creating a favorable youth policy are crucial tasks that must be taken seriously. It encompasses every aspect of a country’s economic and sociological life. Employment is one tool used by policymakers to fulfill this goal.
There are many preconceptions about what youth is, what they do, and their potential. People think that they are ignorant, adventurous, or rebellious. In light of this, it is questionable whether there is any real need to empower them. The world is full of young people with great potential who are eager to work; this is the age when young people have the capacity and aptitude to do anything they choose. But unfortunately, some obstacles make them fall behind in their jobs.
Here we talk about how such barriers can be destroyed and eradicated.
Training and Education
To help youths acquire new skills, schools must provide education programs focusing on developing the competencies needed for future employment. This should include training in problem-solving, communication, teamwork, and creative thinking, among other things.
Young people should be encouraged to participate in community service projects that prepare them for life outside the classroom. These projects are also good ways for students to develop leadership skills for obtaining employment after school.
Participation and collaboration
Participation is another critical factor that must be incorporated into our education system because it helps develop young people’s self-esteem and confidence levels, which will help them cope with challenges when looking for work later on in life. Participation also allows students to learn about other cultures, leading them to work abroad or join forces with different organizations worldwide.
Resources to help young people
Resources to help young people develop include mentorships, peer networks, workshops, and training programs offered by NGOs and government agencies that focus on youth development issues. Networking opportunities such as school clubs, community-based organizations (CBOs), community radio stations (CRS), and other local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can also be used to build links between young people who share similar interests or have similar goals or objectives.
As a nation, we must help our young people develop into productive members of society. They must understand what is expected from them when they seek employment so they can perform better than what is expected from them.