The youth board believes that there should be more effort to churn out blue collar workers whose efforts contribute significantly to the development and growth of the economy as today’s education is all geared to white collar jobs.
The current education system has created an evident gap in churning out market ready graduates to engage in economic activity without further training. This in turn leads to the need for relevant specialized training and field exposure for a skilled to make the graduates relevant to the market needs.The cost of education is also significantly high making it difficult for young people to pursue fields of their choice.
Access to information especially to the youth in rural areas is relatively low compared to their urban counterparts. This affects their access to material and opportunities which in turn passively impacts their personal development. In this day of integrated ICT communication, access to information is one of the main pillars of having an economically progressive society.