YEM Regional Workshop on Digital and Entrepreneurial Skills In the South Mediterranean
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa are constantly undergoing change, in the face of significant and volatile political and socio-economic challenges. The economy and the labour market in these countries share some common features, including a high unemployment rate. Employment and employability, especially of young people, are a common priority of the countries in the region and often result in youth disengagement and frustration. At the same time, global trends, such as the introduction of new technologies, globalization and demographic changes are affecting labour markets as well as education and training systems in the region.
To address this situation, governments and other stakeholders in the region (private sector actors, training providers, civil society, youth organizations, etc.) must find new ways to match the training offer with the needs of individuals as well as of the labour market, in order to promote employment and sustainable development.
The main objectives of the workshop are to:
1. Present and discuss the preliminary findings in mainstreaming entrepreneurship and digital skills into TVET programs for young people in the YEM Countries,
2. Identify challenges and opportunities in mainstreaming entrepreneurship and digital skills into TVET building on regional and international experiences,
3. Develop recommendations, guidelines and resources for mainstreaming entrepreneurship and digital skills into TVET building on regional and international experiences, and promote the enrolment of women and girls in the mentioned fields,
4. Train participants to use the YEM Platform as a tool for knowledge sharing and regional cooperation on TVET