It's no secret that the job market for youth graduating from post-secondary education is competitive and challenging, with youth unemployment rates being twice the national average in Canada. A combination of both education and experience can be the ticket to an initial interview, however, youth are often faced with the 'no experience, no work; no work, no experience' dilemma.
Dr. Rumeet Billan is the President of Jobs in Education and a Partner at Viewpoint Leadership which focuses on the development of global and emotional competencies. For over twelve years, she has contributed to social impact initiatives that improve access to and the quality of education. In addition to supporting scholarships, breakfast programs, and soccer tournaments, her vision led to the creation and development of a teacher’s college. Rumeet has been twice named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and was featured in Forbes.com as a ‘Generation Entrepreneur’. She currently teaches courses on leadership and social entrepreneurship and her mission is to contribute to the field of education in a meaningful and transformational way. Visit www.rumeetbillan.com or follow @RumeetBillan.
It's easy to say that you would help, but actually doing something becomes a bit more challenging. After a discussion with
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In Chad there is one primary school teacher for every 1,815 children, and in Mali, only half of all primary teachers are trained. Consider the quality (or lack thereof) of education within the classroom in areas of our world where students do not have access to trained teachers.
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