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Wednesday 18 May 2022

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How technology can boost young people’s career prospects

The way young people enter the job market from education can have a marked effect on their future prospects. Economic crises are a particularly tough time to start a career, and while the Job Retention Scheme prevented mass unemployment during the pandemic, young people still face huge challenges in terms of rising insecurity and finding a career path amid a very uncertain economic outlook.

What barriers do young people face in securing good work, and how do these affect different groups? What works in terms of supporting young people, especially non-graduates, into better jobs and what are the challenges? How can technology play a role in scaling new solutions and where is more investment in innovation required? This is an area that the Workertech Partnership – of which the Resolution Foundation is a co-founder – is keen to support and invest in.

The Resolution Foundation is hosting an in-person and interactive webinar to debate and answer these questions. We’ll hear from some social entrepreneurs we’ve supported on how tech and social investment can move the dial on supporting young people to transition into good jobs, as well as experts on the wider world of work.

The event will be open for people to physically attend, with refreshments and networking from 5–5.30pm. It will also be broadcast via YouTube and the Resolution Foundation website. Viewers and attendees will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event via Slido.