Young Americans are facing grim employment prospects and mounting student debt, but they are not being adequately trained for jobs the U.S. economy needs, according to a new report from the nonpartisan group JustJobs Network. The organization recently released its report, “Overcoming the Youth Employment Crisis, Strategies from Around the Globe,” which argues that the best way to solve the employment crisis is to expand the apprenticeship system and improve access to information on jobs and career pathways.
For instance, according to the report, in the future one-third of all jobs will require just an associate’s degree, a technical degree, or an industry credential. Even in 2012, an estimated 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the U.S. went unfilled because of a skills shortage.
“Young people around the world face a deepening crisis of unemployment and underemployment,” says Sabina Dewan, executive director at JustJobs Network. “We need to find innovative solutions.”
For more information, visit www.justjobsnetwork.org.
To read the full report, visit www.theventure.com/gb/en/