I am a student at Arid Agriculture University and I got the opportunity to go to an exposure visit on Provincial Policy Dialogue Initiative on Youth Employability. Policy Dialogue brought the major stakeholders together to initiate the discussion on the real-time challenges faced by youth with regards to employment and entrepreneurship and the how the provincial youth policy is addressing those challenges. Different approaches were used to include the voices of primary actor and stakeholder which included, panel discussions, experience sharing and questions and answers sessions. This event also provided a platform to launch a website for Youth Employability Network.
Below are some of the recommendation that needs to be implemented for a better future:
Recommendation for Government
- The government should establish Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) inside the universities.The main objective of CEO will be to provide employment after complete education.
- Eliminate job applying test fees so poor people can afford to apply for jobs.
- The government should remove FDI barriers that encourage investment that create opportunities.
- On the monetary side, reduce the interest rate. This will encourage to take a loan for the purpose of investment.
- Government spend their revenue on labor-intensive projects
- The government should make policies for Cross-genders because they are also a part of our economy.
Recommendation for Private sectors
- In private sectors, removed job applying barriers like experience and references. As experience comes with getting a job in the first place.
- If the person has no experience the given training for work and appoints him and selection of employee on merit base.
- Provide jobs according to the student’s qualification, skills, and behaviors.
Recommendation for the University sector
- Students need to learn to question and our educational system needs to be inclusive and has an interactive environment that supports question from students. In order word, encouraging them to speak their mind.
- Character building seminar should be constructed for students that improve the behavior of the student and help them in employability.
- University to provide internship after completing education.
Recommendation for Students
- students should select the line of education and career that they want to pursue in future.
- Students should increase the capacity of learning and do part-time jobs or internship for know-how about office work.
- Students should work hard and be honest.