The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work OrderRead the report
There are 4.3 million young people in Australia, and that number is expected to grow to 6.3 million by 2053, making us one of the youngest populations in the world. Here’s what they look like.
While the diversity of young people today is a huge strength for Australia, there are some massive challenges facing this generation of young people too:
1. We need to educate and equip young people with enterprising skills to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment to ensure a better connection between what schools teach and what the economy and society needs.
2. We need to invest in young Australian business and social entrepreneurship to increase opportunities for young people to become job creators rather than job seekers, and to foster a vibrant culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
3. We must turbocharge young people’s connections with the Asian region, building their ‘Asia literacy’ with meaningful relationships and exchanges throughout the school years and beyond.
4. And, we want them to have a fire in the belly, to be passionate about the things they believe in and want to see change. And so we must actively support young people to develop the skills to contribute and back their ideas for our communities across the land.
In addition to Unlimited Potential, our research team also produce reports such as Renewing Australia’s Promise and The New Work Order which take a more in-depth view of particular challenges facing young people today.