Preparing young people for the 'New Work Order'

POSTED DATE: 1st October, 2015

AUTHOR: Jan Owen, CEO Foundation for Young Australians

Image courtesy of FYA

Image courtesy of FYA

Young people will be the hardest hit under a new future of work, as economy and labour markets undergo significant changes over the coming decades. The most recent report from the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) highlights how the way we work will be increasingly affected by automation, globalisation and collaboration.

Every day I have the opportunity to meet, work with and get inspired by this incredible generation of young people who are thinking creatively about the future and taking action to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. It’s what the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is all about – we exist to back the next generation of young people so they can rethink the world and create a better future. 

We're about young people like Aussie entrepreneur, Alexie Sellar, who is tackling climate change by providing microfinance to India’s urban-poor so they can buy solar lighting and reduce their reliance on kerosene lamps. There’s also engineers Jillian Kenny, Felicity Furey and Claire Bennett who are rewriting maths textbooks to get young people, particularly girls, hooked and ready for a career in STEM fields. This list could go on for pages. Read more...