Millennials: Educators and employers fail to connect
The world's largest youth leadership development organisation AIESEC released the results of its first YouthSpeak report on millennials worldwide.
In partnership with PwC and with the support of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, MY World and United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, 42,257 millennials voiced their opinion about education, employment and entrepreneurship.
According to the report, millennials are increasingly worried about the widening gap between education and employment. Universities are not connected to their future goals and employers do not engage with them in a meaningful way.
This also means that educators and employers who are making that strong connection with millennials stand out in the race for vital talent.
Worldwide, millennials say they are lacking career guidance and support that would help them understand what they need for the ideal post-graduation career. Education was also given a very poor NPS (Net Promoter Score) globally, with millennials rating their satisfaction with their university experience at -42.
Young people around the world are not satisfied with what they are getting out of their university experiences in connection to their future goals. With university advisors ranking last in the report's list of influencers to support career decisions, there is a bigger story to be told surrounding the role of universities. ■