Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua
Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua

To prep Asian workers for the global labour market, start with education

Lee Jong-Wha says the rapidly changing market requires Asian governments to put special emphasis on vocational training, to ensure the next generation is equipped with the relevant skills

Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua
Fresh graduates swarm a job fair at Northeastern University in Shenyang. Throughout Asia, many workers feel they are over- or undereducated for their jobs, while employers often lament a lack of qualified graduates. Photo: Xinhua
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