Helping young people navigate the future of work

What is it?

The OECD, in partnership with IBM, recently conducted a social media poll, asking young people about how well prepared they feel to join the world of work, how confident they are about their future paths and what concerns them about education and jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, the OECD’s Anthony Mann and IBM’s Lydia Logan discuss insights from the poll and why career guidance and real-world work experiences are more important for young people than ever.

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Host: Robin Allison Davis


  • "It’s more and more important for people to be lifelong learners, to continue to reskill and upskill." Anthony Mann, Senior Policy Analyst, Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD
  • "We must help young people develop an inquisitive mindset, asking questions and engaging with the world" Lydia Logan, Vice President. Global Education and Workforce Development, IBM 

Voiceover: Kate Lancaster