Why American youth aren’t living up to their potential

Group of smiling teensWhat is the job market like for young people?

According to the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

That is why education and training are key determinants of success in the labor market. But, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people. And, surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy.

How skills development improves youth employment

July 15 is World Youth Skills Day! And, the United Nations is observing the day with a special event on the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.”

Understanding what works to support young people in today’s and tomorrow’s labor market through training and skills development will be key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, and will be at the center of this high-level event.

Job skills and training in Delaware

If you’re ready to get started getting the training and skills you need to succeed, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics can help!

Back to Basics operates a Delaware Department of Education, state-certified Private Business and Trade School. A variety of essential business and trade courses are offered to students aged 16+ as part of the curriculum with specialized, 1-on-1 instruction to adult students. These courses are invaluable for students who hope to become gainfully employed or to continue their education.

Private Business and Trade School subjects available through Back to Basics include the following:

  • Accounting
  • ASVAB prep
  • Basic math
  • Computer keyboarding
  • Driver’s Ed manual-CDL and standard
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • GED test preparation
  • Life skills
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Praxis test preparation

Back to Basics offers two educational facilities in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware serving the diverse educational needs of over 16,500 students throughout DE, MD, and PA. The company is also the area’s leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in 60+ subjects — the most comprehensive range of subjects available.

Ready to change your life? To learn more about Back to Basics Business and Trade School in Wilmington, Delaware, or award-winning 1-on-1 tutoring services, please call us at 302-594-0754.

 

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. The company also offers 1-on-1 SAT Prep, ACT Prep and Test Prep, translating and interpreting in 16+ languages, homeschool support, educational testing and more. For more information about Back to Basics’ educational services, please call us at 302-594-0754.

in addition, Back to Basics operates a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about Delaware’s only Department of Education approved 1-on-1 private school, please call us at 302-594-0685.

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