IVETA is an organization and network of vocational educators, vocational skills training organizations, business and industrial firms, and other individuals and groups interested or involved in vocational education and training worldwide.
IVETA is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of high-quality vocational education and training wherever it exists and wherever it is needed.
IVETA invites the submission of proposals for presentation on the theme of Youth Employment/Unemployment: The Role of Vocational-Technical Education for its annual conference on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The annual conference is being held in conjunction with the annual IVETA membership meeting and the ACTE Convention, which is being held from December 4-6, 2008 in Charlotte https://www.acteonline.org/convention
Youth unemployment is a major problem for most developed and developing countries. High youth unemployment results in serious economic and social consequences.
Economic consequences of youth unemployment include waste of human capital, skill shortages when youth do not have the appropriate skills, waste of public and private resources if education/training is inappropriate, worker migration and illegal migration, and poverty.
Social consequences include potential drug use and criminal behavior, increasing demand for social services, high birth rates, and human rights issues.