Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth unemployment rate rose to 13.1 percent in 2013, resulting in 74.5 million unemployed young people around the world.
Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is extremely important in building a skilled talent pool for the manufacturing sector. We spoke with three representatives in our July webinar, Manufacturing Companies and an Educated Workforce, about their efforts to build effective STEM education programs.
This blog was written by Nicholas Enna, Director of Enterprise Applications at Teach For All, and originally appeared on Huffington Post ImpactX. Cisco supports Teach For All with donations of telecommunications infrastructure.
A global crisis in education is threatening social stability and economic progress. Around the world, two hundred million people are unemployed while nearly 60 percent of CEOs report that a shortage of skilled labor is holding back their company’s growth. Not only are schools failing to equip students with the 21st century skills they need for employment, but, at the most basic level 250 million primary school students worldwide cannot even read and write.