RBC Future Launch, an initiative focused on equipping young people with opportunities and skills to succeed in the ever-changing workforce, was launched by RBC Royal Bank at the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (ALJGSB) on Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch, RBC CEO Darryl White said the job market is ever evolving and many jobs young people do now were not established as jobs less than 20 years ago.
“Recent estimates suggest that six out of 10 children entering primary school now will likely end up working in completely new job types that we can’t even imagine today,” he said
In many cases, people in jobs have seen the responsibilities and duties under their job descriptions adjusted due to the shift in the market, he said.
“We need to be partners in enabling youth to build skills and experiences that will prepare them for many different jobs and roles across their lifetime rather than commit them to single career path,” White added
Youth activist and former independent senator Nikoli Edwards said it was important for young people to follow their instincts when entering the working world. Young adults entering the workforce often compromise their ideals at the cost of their development, he said.
ALJGSB will partner in the venture to ensure that the programme meets the needs of students and young people.