Young people have been hard hit by the wide reaching educational, labour market and social impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. As part of our efforts to promote whole-of-government responses to support young people as we look to recover from the crisis, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is organising a Youth Week. This will be an opportunity to build upon the updated OECD Youth Action Plan, which sets out the foundations for strengthening youth policies and outcomes for 15-29 year-olds in key policy areas including employment and education, social policies, and public governance.
This session will discuss how governments and employers are innovating apprenticeships to make them more attractive to youth, while ensuring that they provide high-quality training that facilitates transitions into the labour market and into further learning. The panel discussion will bring together the views from policy-makers, employers, youth and the not-for-profit sector.
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS :El Iza Mohamedou, head of the OECD Centre for Skills
MODERATOR: Gavin O’Meara, CEO of FE News
> Brent Parton, Senior Advisor in the Employment and Training Administration, United States
> Karen Murray, Head of Work-Based Learning Quality Delivery, Skills Development Scotland, United Kingdom
> Kristoffer Nilsson, Director of Education - Unit for School and working life, National Agency for Education, Sweden
> Markus Kutvonen, Chairperson for STTK students, OECD Youthwise and TUAC youth advisory board
> Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network
> Sherrie Donaldson, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, South Africa