What are the gaps that keep young people from moving smoothly from education to employment? And how can education-focused entrepreneurs ease the transition?
Youth unemployment is a global problem, especially in developing and emerging markets. One of the reasons for this is the mismatch between employable skills and current approaches to education. Solutions are emerging to address the gap, but this is a complex problem that requires innovation in and coordination between the public and private sectors.
A few months ago, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), with the support of SAP SE, set out to uncover how education-focused entrepreneurs are making a difference and the challenges they face along the way. A series of global roundtables on this subject helped shine a light on the amazing opportunities that exist for these entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs have an important role in helping bridge the gaps that keep young people from moving smoothly from education to employment. This report explores what this role is, and how to strengthen the opportunities for education-focused entrepreneurs. Whether you represent a corporation or foundation, or you're an education provider, investor, or part of an entrepreneurial support organization, there's something in this report for you.
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