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52925033 Education for Employment Realizing Arab Youth Potential

52925033 Education for Employment Realizing Arab Youth Potential

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While there are many things that need to be done in your
interest by a variety of parties, never forget that you also
bear responsibility. Your education is the foundation of
your future.

Be informed about an array of education and
job options, available and share this information
with friends

You would like to know what is important for you, right?
And we assume, educational experiences and career
related information are; so, what relevant information do
you already have and what can you get? Even if you are
already beyond post-secondary education and training,
do you have insights that you would like to share with
younger people? Are you on any of social online net-
works – go ahead, form groups with your friends, and get
the information exchange fowing.

gaining work experience early on

Gaining work experience as a student gives you an
important competitive edge, and it helps you stand out
and be successful in your future career. Internships are
an important key to future success – seek them out. They
give you a great chance to get in touch with employers
in the felds you fnd appealing, and to understand their
expectations of your desired career path. And there are
opportunities beyond the corporate world. Engage your-
self in volunteer activities – you can make an important
contribution to society, to something that you enjoy, and
at the same time this will beneft you greatly.

Engage your personal stakeholders (e.g., par-
ents, mentors, teachers) in discussions about
your future

Being informed is the frst step; being engaged is the
next one. If you are currently going through education
and training, dare to step up and enter into dialogue
with your faculty. Get in touch with employers and bring
them to your campus or institute. Make specifc sugges-
tions, rather than just complaining to your friends. Sounds
scary? Well, maybe it does – but this is about your future,
the future of your friends, the future of your brothers and
sisters. It is your responsibility.

The Call to Action is long, it is challenging, and it is ur-

gent. Let us put all hands on deck right now and embark

on the long, challenging, yet rewarding journey ahead of
us. We need to get moving. We invite all governments,

all private players, all international organizations, all civil
society organizations, and the youth to join hands and to

make a real difference.

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