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Preparing the youth

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With the beginning of a new year and a new decade, this is an ideal time to begin thinking about how we as a country our preparing our youth for the future.

As a thought exercise, let’s think about the young children aged three and four who will be beginning their early schooling this year. In twenty years, these children will be entering the workforce, which will look very different than it does today.

According to the Future of Jobs Report, it is estimated that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will end up working in jobs that do not currently exist. In light of this uncertainty, an important challenge policymakers must address is to ensure that our education systems and skills development programs reflect the existing and anticipated needs of society and the workforce two decades from now.

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