Skillset lack impeding Asean youth

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The Bangkok Post

The global pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of young people in Asean in terms of their skills and entry to the future of work. In addition, their access to new types of skillsets required to perform a certain job function is limited due to lack of exposure to opportunities, financial barriers and insufficient time for upskilling and apprenticeships. The trend is worrying since the future of the region is determined by the youth (aged 15 to 34), who constitute 34% or around 223 million of the total population in the 10 member countries of Asean. Realising the importance of their role and …

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