Social practice for youth employability in China

Within three years, this commitment intends to contribute to SDG8 by assisting at least 500 young people in career development through implementing education programs for social practice, developing knowledge products, and creating job opportunities. It also strives to bridge the gap between colleges, businesses, and the public sectors by creating a consensus on promoting youth's employability. The long-term objective is to construct a textbook on social practice that is tailored to the Chinese context for vocational training and education, as well as to provide a platform to provide jobs for youth based on local political, economic, and cultural aspects.

Entity

Ningbo Aixue Education Information Consulting Co. Private sector

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Partners

  • Explore in Practice

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
  • 8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

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SDG8 will be the focus of social practice education efforts for Chinese youth through this commitment. This initiative will invite graduates to create social practice programs based on SDG indicators. This provides direct employment opportunities for young people. The commitment will be delivered through organized field trips to carry out social practice education projects, to universities to learn about the expectations of the youth, to businesses to gain the knowledge of their demands for employability, and to local governments to broaden the impact of this initiative. For the collaboration with private sectors, this initiative will specifically collaborate with enterprises in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and the Greater Bay Area to establish bases for social practice education, with the goal of conducting seasonal thematic activities as well as exploring sustainable models of vocational training and education to improve youth’s employability. For the partnership with public institutions, this program will, for example, cooperate with the National Palace Museum in Beijing to offer social practice education workshops on tourism, with an emphasis on sustainable culture, ecology, and business. The initiative will create employment opportunities in interdisciplinary fields such as sustainable ecological tourism and commercial cultural products.

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 50 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    Cooperation with 50 Chinese Universities for the establishment of Youth Decent Jobs Base through establishing internship consulting office, holding employability workshops, and organizing online and offline events on entrepreneurship.

    BY: Dec 2024
  • 30 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors

    Cooperation with 30 enterprises for the establishment of Youth Base with a view to developing youth employability and exploring the model of cultivating interdisciplinary talents, especially on the aspect of technology and innovation.

    BY: Dec 2024
  • 20 knowledge products on youth employment developed

    8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

    Cooperation with 20 public sectors on tourism to establish a Youth Development Base for developing public policies regarding sustainable tourism, producing research reports on how to make sustainable tourism, and creating new types of jobs for youth, such as in Virtual Reality and Tourism.

    BY: Dec 2025

Start

01-Jan-2022

End

31-Dec-2025

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young men
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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