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The Challenge Of Youth Engagement Capable Northland Dale Bailey 9 March 2012
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 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.
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’
Youth Unemployment 12%of our young people are NEET» Source: Salvation Army State of the Nation February 2012
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
"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
“… 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
“...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
“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
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
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
What might careers offer?• Dialogue between learner and teacher• Motivational and inspirational• Opportunity to see relevance of studies• Student-teacher partnerships
“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
Use this slide for images and diagramsMore engaged in education and work, through having a deeper knowledge about themselves.
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
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