Signaling Demand and the Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap

Making Cents International and PYXERA Global to host in-person dialogue at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
Sep 27, 2017 11:05 AM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global and Making Cents International are teaming up to co-host an intimate gathering of companies, governments, and vocational providers entitled, “Signaling Demand & The Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap.”  Attendees will join this smaller invite-only group to discuss solutions they have seen in their experience hosting and facilitating global programming to close the youth skills gap.

The future of work is changing, and young people in developing contexts are especially vulnerable to labor market fluctuations.  The rise of technology and new digital innovations change the face of work, education and training is constantly challenged to evolve and inabilities to stay current creates a gap between what youth are taught and skills employers need.

The event will preface Making Cents International’s Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, which brings together implementers, policymakers, companies, youth leaders and educators working to expand youth economic opportunities.

PYXERA Global has identified the youth skills gap as a solvable problem that can be addressed through collaboration amongst the public, private, and social sectors—a tri-sector approach. Recently, PYXERA Global published a publication on innovative ways to close the skills gap entitled, “The Skills Mismatch: Approaching a Collective Strategy.” This publication, available to view and download on the PYXERA Global website, is a guide on how to approach collaborative action to addressing the skills gap challenge, with ideas from the Global Engagement Forum: Live working groups synthesized by RTI International’s Global Center in Youth Employment and PYXERA Global.

“Young people aged 15–24 continue to be disproportionately affected by unemployment, with 74.5 million youth unemployed in 2013. The proportion of youth that is both unemployed and without formal education or training has continued a steep upward trend since 2008, reaching an astounding 25 percent in some countries.” – The Skills Mismatch, PYXERA Global

To further widen the conversation and further understanding on global youth employability and the skills gap, PYXERA Global is hosting a Skills Mismatch Twitter Chat October 4th, at 11am ET. To join in the conversation, interested persons can follow the #GEFlive hashtag on Twitter and learn more on the PYXERA Global website.


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For more than 27 years, PYXERA Global has leveraged the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals. 

The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. 

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