Breakout Session | Stage 3
Rapid technological advances are transforming the world of work, bringing both opportunities and challenges. As “digital natives”, young people tend to be early adopters of new technologies. Strengthening their skills for the future of work and matching their creativity and innovation with technology-based solutions will pave the road to a pro-employment COVID-19 recovery. Solutions to turn the tide on youth employment in the times of COVID-19 must be comprehensive and sequenced while ensuring quality jobs for all youth, especially those more disadvantaged in the labour market. This session will draw out key approaches to equip young people with digital skills and life skills that are in high demand in COVID-19 labour markets; explore how to accelerate the adoption of new technologies in public employment services to improve delivery and outreach and promote efficiency so enable transition to decent jobs; and share insights into technology-based solutions that can help young people advance or continue their education enabling them to acquire financial, entrepreneurial and digital literacy skills.
Decent Jobs, People, Technology, Youth
| Host: Microsoft |, Lëmnec Tiller (CEO Fundación Wayuuda and Youth Activist), Naria Santa Lucia (Microsoft Philanthropies), Rares Man (AIESEC), Sukti Dasgupta (ILO), Victoria Alonsoperez (UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals)