Challenges of the school-to-work transition and youth employment in Kosovo

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Author: Mehmetaj, Lumnie


Kosovo has the youngest population in Europe with 38 per cent of its population under the age of 19 years old, which puts pressure on both the education system and the labour market. The unemployment rate in Kosovo is about 30 per cent, and even worse for those ages 15-24. No structured links exist between vocational schools and the local economic environment; educational profiles on offer are determined without any assessment either of labour market demand or employability needs. About 98 per cent of Kosova business companies consist of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises which...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Labour market; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Unemployment; Transition from education and training to employment; Entry into working life; Employability; Labour demand; Education and training needs; Relevance of education and training; Skill needs; Skills mismatch

Geographic subjects: Kosovo; Europe

Published: [Washington, District of Columbia]: [International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship], [2017]

Physical description: [4] p.

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