Mind the (Skills) Gap: Equipping Youth with Entrepreneurial Skills for the Changing World of Work

Updated: Jun 3, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to change the world of work and young people must possess an entrepreneurial mindset in addition to hard skills, digital skills and socio-emotional skills. This Deep Dive GYEO Summit session offers participants a closer look at our understanding of entrepreneurship skills today, and explores some of the key challenges, opportunities and new frameworks available to our community.

Specific insights include findings from new research commissioned by Youth Business International (YBI) to identify the critical soft and digital skills young people need to run thriving businesses in today’s changing world of work, including a skills framework, and the evidence and lessons gathered on how these skills can be developed.

Drawing on lessons from their partnership with EY, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) will offer recommended strategies on how entrepreneurship education can creatively engage business in fostering youth economic opportunities, and share research findings on the impact of mentorship in entrepreneurship education programs.

Participants in this session are encouraged to offer their own experiences from their work to develop entrepreneurship skills, and engage with the private sector, for a rich and interactive discussion that takes our sector forward.

Session Leads:

Sophia Rodriguez, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship)

Jessica Greenhalf, Youth Business International (YBI)