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Youths need to change their idea behind getting jobs

Dec 10, 2013 538 view(s)

Unemployment has become a burning issue in South Africa at the rates of around 25%. The whole nation is under the pressure of increased unemployment rates.

Educated youths are looking for employment and gain some experience. But they need to change their way of thinking to get a good job and must create job by starting their own business, audit and can also start their consulting firm, said Deloitte.

Eugene Daniels, an education expert and Western Cape education department said that the employment crisis among the youths has became a crucial issue. It was further discussed in detail at the School Entrepreneurship Trust’s inaugural panel discussion held this weekend at the Bandwidth Barn in Cape Town.

The founding trustee of the School Entrepreneurship Trust, Alex McLeod said that “This initiative plays the role of a promoter which will make required changes in the world.” The world’s most successful entrepreneurs started at a very young age of eight or ten. Right now the entrepreneurship conference is in its second successful year.

The function was co-sponsored by Deloitte and the Technology Innovation Agency, where 100 high school learners from rather poor communities were invited to participate in lectures, workshops and also in business competition.  

The youth unemployment rate has reached the shocking heights of 48%. However the ETI bill adopted recently by the parliament is expected is decrease these unemployment levels and encourage the employers to take on young trainees.  

Eugene further said that “Inspite of investing huge in the education sector, it has failed to make up with the global economy and also the education standards remained dull.”

“Youths with enough skills and proper perspective are lacking in the industry. Means the youths must have that sufficient skills after their education with which they can successfully start their own business or create new jobs instead of remaining unemployed.”  

Deloitte’s regional leader, Marius Alberts said that these ongoing unemployment rates is an alarming signal for the nation. This can reduced only when new jobs are created in the market. Special programmes such as the School Entrepreneurship Conference proved a better way to bring required changes among the youths.

Further there are many plans to expand the entrepreneurship scopes which may include olympiad, in association with the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University.  

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