We have launched a global campaign to make sure education works for young people’s futures.
Young people’s career aspirations and working lives are often decided by their education. But not all education is equipping young people in the right way.
That’s why we’re kickstarting with one of the biggest global conversations on how education can support young people’s working lives. Take part, be heard and rewire the future of education and work.
Join the big conversation on education and work
How can education support your future aspirations?Click here to have your say
This conversation is part of RewirEd Talks and RewirEd, a global platform on education. Our RewirEd Talks campaign is one step of many building up to the RewirEd Summit in December 2021 – a global summit on the future of education.
Why does education matter to the future of work?
The employment crisis facing half the world’s population can’t be ignored and won’t be solved by business as usual. In the next decade, the World Bank estimates one billion young people will enter the labour market with only 400 million expected to find work if things remain unchanged.
On top of this, a major target to reduce youth unemployment set out in the Global Goals has already been missed.
Whilst the Covid pandemic has deepened global inequities around education and skills, we also need to recognise the unprecedented opportunity for transformation in education. The nature of jobs and skills is changing in this digital age – how can education around the world best prepare today’s young people for tomorrow’s workplace.
If young people can rewire their education, they can rewire the future to make sure the working world works for them.
How can policy-makers ensure this generation is supported in the future world of work, with workers and citizens contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world?
More importantly, will policy and decision-makers allow themselves to be led by the experiences of young people?
Listen to young people.
The solutions aren’t straightforward. But listening to young people and letting them lead these solutions is the first step.
The research behind this campaign is being led by 10 phenomenal youth researchers. This team from around the world will analyse the views expressed in our big conversation and raise awareness about the real barriers young people face moving between education and work.
Meet the youth researchers
10 researchers raising awareness on the barriers young people face in education and work.Find out more.
Through the research we hope to answer some important questions:
- Young People’s Aspirations – How can we rewire education systems to ensure that they are reflective and supportive of young people’s aspirations, values and motivations?
- Pathways to Learning and Livelihoods – How can education, in all its forms, best equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need across their communities, personal lives and the changing world of work?
- Active Youth Citizenship – How are young people organising and influencing to address problems in education and work through political and economic systems and with decision-makers?
Meet the content creators
6 young content creators using storytelling to fix education in their country.Find out more.
The campaign in three steps.
- We will start with a global conversation, engaging young people in all contexts to share their experiences and ideas on how education can better set them up for success.
- A team of 10 young researchers from around the world will analyse the findings and raise awareness about the real barriers and solutions young people face between education and work.
- The youth team’s findings will feed into recommendations that will guide discussions at the RewirEd Summit in December 2021, where hundreds of young people will connect with decision-makers and policy-makers to collectively explore entirely new approaches to tackle education challenges.