Degree vs job market

Published: January 14, 2020

ISLAMABAD: I have often found the youth struggling to find a job. Either they can’t differentiate themselves from the rest or they lack the skills required for doing a job. Mostly, people lack the required skills and that too is the fault of the education system. What is being taught is not being asked for in the professional arena.

The world today is focused on digital skills. Social media has become the place to be on for entertainment, conversation, news, as well as information sharing and gathering. Everyone, including brands, businesses, politicians and celebrities, wants to be a part of this. And the educational institutions operating in the country are not catering to this demand.

But all is not lost, there are platforms imparting short courses on digital skills free of cost, where courses are specially designed to cater to the future work. I strongly believe that such trainings can help young graduates find jobs.

Kanwal Ashraf

Published in The Express Tribune, January 14th, 2020.

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