PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE REALITY OF WORKING LIFE – ILO Recommendation on Human Resource Development R195 (2004)
SECTION 3 D – EDUCATION AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
“Ensure provision of vocational, labour market and career information and guidance and employment counselling, supplemented by information on the rights and obligations of all concerned under labour-related laws and other forms of labour regulation”
All member countries of the International Labour Organisation signed up to Recommendation 195. Unfortunately, up to now, no one knows to what extent countries have implemented the Recommendation, especially the preparation of young people for the workplace by education and training institutions, and through national curricula.
Ignorance of labour regulations, rights and obligations presents huge challenges to young people as illustrated through the following work cameos taken from the NYT:
1. Building workers
2. Gym workers
3. Tenure of Ph.D graduates in university departments.
Please read these cameos.
They illustrate how young people, no matter which level of qualifications they have, really need education about labour regulation, rights, and obligations.
If you have any good examples from your country on how young people are taught labour regulations, rights, and obligations, and are willing to share them internationally, please send them to email@example.com
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