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    CRuhee

    Description of problem:
    Unemployment in Mauritius is still a vivid issue and a modern tragedy for many young Mauritians. Nowadays, young graduates are not in short supply and the competitive job market is not helping either. While the rate of unemployment, 7.6%, among young graduates is unprecedented and not decreasing, never had our youth been so qualified and in capacity to shape not only their future but the future of the country’s economy. While the Youth Employment Program is trying to bridge the gap between studies and employment, poor oversight is still prevailing on the job market and the fields where opportunities actually exist. Underemployment these days does not only strike young people who wish to start off as a rock star. It is affecting every young adult whether their practical goals were to be a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, or any white-collar jobs which before defined success. After years of studies, there is sometimes no better option than settling for the lower skilled jobs that can barely cover their home bills and multiple loan payments of their parents.

    Potential solutions
    1. Entrepreneurship more than ever before has to be on the long list of job prospects that young adults intend to undertake in their life even if it does not make it to the top of the list. The explosion of smartphones and tablets has created various opportunities to exploit. Young “technology” geeks in the world are not only sitting and daydreaming about apps but they are out creating them. More valuable ventures and innovative ideas pop out of the brain of the youth.
    2. Device a proper career guidance system that reflects the real need of the job market and advice youngsters as such. Guide the youth about the organizational dynamics of the workplace (different departments, discipline at work, deadlines, punctuality).
    3. Advice both students and parents to adopt innovativeness and creativity instead on focusing only on classic prospects like being a doctor/engineer/lawyer. “Social media manager” is a title created after the explosion of Facebook/Tweeter as a major marketing tool. Similar creativity should be encouraged.
    4. Create funding mechanisms that are contingent on mentorship and financial education. Show them the money but make sure that certain young entrepreneurs are being mentored by experienced role models and gain access to financial literacy programs. Capital without mentorship is lost capital.

    Benefits
    1. Decrease the burden of unemployment in the country as well as the social stress experienced by the youth.
    2. Allow the youth to serve the country admirably.
    3. Provide incentives to increase the country’s economy.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  mrcgrand.
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  mrcgrand.
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    (Dr) Blandine Emilien

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    Sookur sooviraj

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    Sookur sooviraj

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    anya

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