The challenge of youth     engagement       9 March 2012         Dale Bailey      Area Manager Northern
Youth disadvantage• Is this the worst  time in  generations  to be a young  person?
United Nations World Youth Report•   “Young people are, in general, more conscious    of global issues like climate change...
A complex set of transitions
Young Foundation 2011• ‘Labour market, organisational  forms and employment  structures and patterns have  shifted, requir...
Youth Unemployment                      12%of our young people are          NEET»   Source: Salvation Army State of the   ...
Pasifika youth unemployment43%of Pacific teensaged 15-19 years"Unless these young people haveskills, it will be very diffi...
"Its real hard because they are   looking for so much, they are looking for experienced workers,they are looking for quali...
“… the young of today have been  portrayed as a bunch of spoiled slackers, whove been so coddled  and indulged by their sp...
“...nice theory, but, as always, the truth is a little more complex. Whatis becoming abundantly clear is that,  far from t...
“Some of the injustices and dire situations our young people are    facing in today’s world aretantamount to crimes toward...
What motivates young people?• Systemic success (qualifications, jobs, income)• Subjective satisfaction (experience of reco...
What are the most important things?
Tracks to adulthood  “Young people do make  choices, they decide whatto do in relation to what has  already happened in th...
What might careers offer?• Dialogue between  learner and teacher• Motivational and  inspirational• Opportunity to see  rel...
“The lifelong process of managing     learning, work, leisure andtransitions in order to move towards    a personally dete...
From advice to competency
Use this slide for    images and diagramsMore engaged in education and work, through having a deeper  knowledge about them...
Future Work Skills: 2020• Sense making• Novel and adaptive thinking• Social intelligence• New media literacy• Computationa...
2020: jobs in decline1.     Word processors/typists2.     Data entry keyboard operators3.     Miscellaneous Agricultural w...
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Presentation to youth engagement seminar hosted by Careers New Zealand in Whangarei, 9th MArch 2012

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  • New Zealand Institute More ladders, fewer snakes Young Foundation The way to work United Nations NZCE R Competent learners Is this the worst time in generations to be a young person Youth unemployment NEET
  • September 2011
  • http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/pacific-teen-unemployment-figures-alarming-4756583
  • Motivation key determinant of learning
  • Source Young Foundation The Way to work
  • Not just student voice
  • Career Development
  • Today is about providing a space to think and learn about what might be useful
  • The Challenge Of Youth Engagement Capable Northland Dale Bailey 9 March 2012

    1. 1. The challenge of youth engagement 9 March 2012 Dale Bailey Area Manager Northern
    2. 2. Youth disadvantage• Is this the worst time in generations to be a young person?
    3. 3. United Nations World Youth Report• “Young people are, in general, more conscious of global issues like climate change and social equity. I think that promotion of green economies among youth is a winning solution.” MICHAEL, 23 YEARS OLD, ITALY, WORLD ESPERANTO YOUTH ORGANIZATION• “Instead of training young people to seek jobs, they should train students to create jobs.” BWENJE, UGANDA• “The most important thing is to not give up and learn new things every day.” YANIRA, 29 YEARS OLD, MEXICO• “We want to make a difference. We want a chance to work. We want to prove ourselves.” NAVJOT Kenya.
    4. 4. A complex set of transitions
    5. 5. Young Foundation 2011• ‘Labour market, organisational forms and employment structures and patterns have shifted, requiring a new type of workforce with new types of skills to adapt to new technologies, new competitors, new economic realities and the rapid pace of change’
    6. 6. Youth Unemployment 12%of our young people are NEET» Source: Salvation Army State of the Nation February 2012
    7. 7. Pasifika youth unemployment43%of Pacific teensaged 15-19 years"Unless these young people haveskills, it will be very difficult for themto compete for employment, so weneed to be investing in those skills," Hekia Parata, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs & Minister of EducationSource: One News, Sunday 4 March 2012
    8. 8. "Its real hard because they are looking for so much, they are looking for experienced workers,they are looking for qualifications” young job seeker Sitivi Pulepule Source: One News Sunday 4 March 2012
    9. 9. “… the young of today have been portrayed as a bunch of spoiled slackers, whove been so coddled and indulged by their spinelessparents that they effectively refused to grow up ...” Tapu Misa, columnist, New Zealand Herald 20 February 2012
    10. 10. “...nice theory, but, as always, the truth is a little more complex. Whatis becoming abundantly clear is that, far from the easy ride portrayed in the media, this generation is facing unprecedented challenges on the way to adulthood.” Tapu Misa, columnist, New Zealand Herald 20 February 2012
    11. 11. “Some of the injustices and dire situations our young people are facing in today’s world aretantamount to crimes toward our young people themselves” A snapshot of our young people Salvation Army’s The Growing Divide - state of the nation report February 2012
    12. 12. What motivates young people?• Systemic success (qualifications, jobs, income)• Subjective satisfaction (experience of recognition and motivation)• Well being and fulfillment• Giving back to society• Identity independence and autonomy• Social integration• Social mobility » Source: Young Foundation ‘The Way to work’ 2011
    13. 13. What are the most important things?
    14. 14. Tracks to adulthood “Young people do make choices, they decide whatto do in relation to what has already happened in their lives and in relation to their future plans and aspirations.However, their choices aresituated biographically and socially” Tracks to Adulthood New Zealand Council of Educational Research (2011) Dr Lesley Patterson
    15. 15. What might careers offer?• Dialogue between learner and teacher• Motivational and inspirational• Opportunity to see relevance of studies• Student-teacher partnerships
    16. 16. “The lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure andtransitions in order to move towards a personally determined and evolving future.” [Canadian] National Steering Committee for Career Development Guidelines and Standards, 2004
    17. 17. From advice to competency
    18. 18. Use this slide for images and diagramsMore engaged in education and work, through having a deeper knowledge about themselves.
    19. 19. Future Work Skills: 2020• Sense making• Novel and adaptive thinking• Social intelligence• New media literacy• Computational thinking• Cognitive load management• Cross cultural competency• Design mindset• Virtual collaboration
    20. 20. 2020: jobs in decline1. Word processors/typists2. Data entry keyboard operators3. Miscellaneous Agricultural workers4. Cooks - fast food5. Postal service clerks6. Switch board operators/answering services7. Mail carriers8. Sewing machine operators9. Mail sorters10. Farmers ranchers, agricultural managersSource: US Department of Labour
    21. 21. Dale.Bailey@careers.govt.nz
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