Transitioning from school to work is an important stage in a young person’s life. Matching what young people learn at school with the skills employers need helps youth to transition more quickly and into a better job. Increasing the share of training taking place in companies can help to strengthen the matching of skills, facilitate the integration of youth into the labour market, and prepare ASEAN’s economy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Breathing life into ASEAN’s intersecting commitments on higher education and the youth is an overwhelming task, but thankfully, ASEAN has found a partner in the European Union.
Higher education plays a vital role in developing a highly-skilled workforce.
The ASEAN Youth Development Index (YDI) is a tool designed to keep track of the level of development and wellbeing of the region’s youth in the following domains: education; health and well-being; employment and opportunity; participation and engagement; and ASEAN awareness, values, and identity. Each domain is composed of several indicators or measures. The data for these indicators were obtained from international sources, such as the World Health Organization, Gallup World Poll, and UNESCO. The first YDI was published in 2017.
The YDI is a score that ranges from 0 to 1, with 0 as the lowest and 1 as the highest level of youth development. It is computed by combining the indicators from all of the domains of youth development.
There was a time when job ads were a lot shorter. Those ads would not take up more than three or four lines in a newspaper, and typically sought candidates with “a pleasing personality.”
A secure and satisfying job. Good income. Health care and social insurance.
William Wongso has been in the food industry for more than four decades. But slowing down never once crossed his mind.
Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican is fondly known as the first lady of Malaysian theatre. She has been involved in the Malaysian theatre scene since the 1960s, acting in plays that defined the Malaysian theatre scene.
Francisco A. Datar was determined to become a medical doctor at an early age, but tight finances, a mentor’s guidance, and serendipity set him on a different path—physical anthropology.
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