Education to employment


Young people today are three times as likely as their parents to be out of work. Yet many employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills to fill their jobs. How to close the gap? In this video, McKinsey directors Diana Farrell and Mona Mourshed share insights from our research with 8,000 stakeholders. We also profile two innovative organizations—one in India and one in the United States—that are pioneering new approaches to successfully transition greater numbers of students from education into employment.

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Education to employment
report | McKinsey on Society

Education to employment: Designing a system that works

Young people can’t find jobs. Yet employers can’t find people with the right entry-level skills. How can we close this gap?

Education to employment
infographic | McKinsey Center for Government

Three critical intersections

Through a series of statistics and facts, this infographic spells out the challenges and insights related to moving more young people successfully from education into employment.more


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Continuing the conversation

At the 2013 World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, McKinsey convened educators, business leaders, and policy makers to discuss the issues highlighted in our report Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works.