At Core23Lab we believe that the greatest asset of the world are “Youth”.
Why Youth? they are the manpower of our generation,the driving force behind innovation and development.
Youth drive change by seeking to bring systematic changes to the world we leave in, yet they are the group that is grappling with major challenges such as unemployment and the lack of decentralized opportunities.
This year we celebrate World Youth Skills day while many youth across the globe and here in Congo are out of school due to COVID-19.It is at this crucial time when the world is moving digital that our youth and the society in general are forced to realize the importance of digital skills at this day and age.
While ed-tech has paved the way to keep youths engaged in other nations,youth in our communities are lagging behind due to digital divides caused by lack of access and the lack of skills.While communities in urban areas have more access to connectivity and power, rural communities lack the very basic ,lets not begin with the lack of infrastructure and the access devices needed to support ed-tech.
Now more than ever youth need the life,technical and vocational skills,the kind of skills that can ready them to face the growing demands of a competitive employment industry that is barely meeting a quarter of job demands of the globe.
The United Nations(UN) recognizing the need for skills that can help to develop youths set apart this day “World Youth Skills day” to use it as a day to remind the world and the youth out there of important skills they need such as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). An article by the UN this year under the theme “Skills for resilient youth” wrote :
TVET can equip youth with the skills required to access the world of work, including skills for self-employment. TVET can also improve responsiveness to changing skill-demands by companies and communities, increase productivity and increase wage levels. TVET can reduce access barriers to the world of work, for example through work-based learning, and ensuring that skills gained are recognized and certified. TVET can also offer skills development opportunities for low-skilled people who are under- or unemployed, out of school youth and individuals not in education, employment and training (NEETs).
We at Core23lab understanding the importance of skills and opportunities for youth is what brought us into existence with hope that we can engage youth to greatness by offering them the technical and life skills of the 21st Century.
As we mark 2020 world youth skills day,we are glad to have our first Cohort of community thinkers begin there trainings this week on important digital skills such as graphic design,web design and more in our hopes to give each one an opportunity to grow and realize their potential.
Please be on the look out for more trainings and opportunities that Core23lab will be bringing your way as we grow a community of youth with the proper digital skills to navigate the world of work and self-employment.
The future is now and now belongs to the youth of today!!!
A community of thinkers that build on Technology, Innovation, Education and Entrepreneurship to solve community challenges.