ERIC Number: ED237217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Education and Training in Relation to the Employment and Unemployment of Young People.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
With the rise in unemployment, the problems many young people face when they enter the labor market have become more acute. Misunderstandings exist about the role of education and training in relation to the problems of young people. Problems of underutilization of manpower cause unemployment and underemployment of young people; this situation in turn has social and economic repercussions. Education and training can help reduce unemployment and promote employment. Many countries have reduced unemployment rates by providing initial skill training and/or apprenticeship beyond compulsory schooling, and work experience programs have improved the chances of low achievers and the socially handicapped. Such efforts should prepare young people for employment within the context of preparation for adult life. Long-term educational plans should provide vocational training to minimize social disparities and ease the transition from education to working life. In addition, schools must lay the foundation for a working life by balancing theory and practice. Finally, it should be noted that school-based and enterprise-based initial skill training, as well as information and counseling, are important to the development of curricula. (BJD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers: France (Paris)