World Youth Skills Day 2022


Here at Get The Gen we’re delighted to mark World Youth Skills Day 2022 on Friday 15th July with one of our most forward-thinking clients, Morton Fraser.

Get The Gen’s Head of Operations, Sara Cook, spoke with Jenny Dickson, Partner and Chair of Morton Fraser Edinburgh, who have recorded a special podcast. During the podcast, Sara and Jenny
talk about the challenges that young people face in developing skills in a post-Covid landscape, how employers and decision makers can harness the opportunities young people in the workforce create as well as wider themes relevant to World Youth Skills Day 2022. Sara says:

In this difficult time for young people, it sends a really strong signal that the decision makers, those in positions of influence and power, those who have gone before them in whatever shape or form that might be, are invested in their development and growth…

Sara Cook, Head of Operations, Get The Gen

What is World Youth Skills Day?

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. World Youth Skills Day provides a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organisations, policy-makers and development partners. Get The Gen and Morton Fraser are delighted to be contributing and leading some of this conversation.

Why invest in growth and development for young people?

Bringing interns, apprentices and graduates into the workplace – it’s very easy for these young people to be pigeonholed and for their skills to be assumed… By doing that, we have closed ourselves off to a whole host of opportunities.

Sara Cook, Head of Operations, Get The Gen

Towards the end of the podcast, Sara asks everyone to consider the impact and example we’re setting for young people in our workplaces. With young people starting employment – sometimes with very little experience – we should all be considering the role we play in the growth and development of young people in the workplace, and how we can all be positive role models in developing the next generation of skilled workers.

Listen to the podcast via this link

About Morton Fraser and Get The Gen

Morton Fraser are a multi-award-winning law firm based in Scotland. They have been offering legal advice to businesses, the public sector, individuals and families since 1614. Morton Fraser has a large
emphasis on diversity and social mobility in creating a positive impact within the communities they serve.

Get The Gen has been working with Morton Fraser for over 3 years. So we’ve had the privilege of witnessing Morton Fraser’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion up close. And we’ve helped them on their journey by training and developing their team leaders, as well as supporting how they upskill and build capacity with staff such as graduates and interns who are at the start of their careers.

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