THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENT…
The publication, entitled The Olympic Games: A Springboard for Young Professionals, offers suggestions for future and potential Olympic Games organisers on how to put in place even greater youth employment and development opportunities.
“Youth is the lifeblood of the Olympic Games,” says Marie Sallois, IOC Director of Corporate and Sustainable Development. “The Games are a unique occasion for a host to provide its young professionals with significant employment and skills development opportunities. It is imperative that we leverage these opportunities to help as many young people as possible to kick off their professional life.”
The number of young people aged 15-24 currently in employment, education or training has fallen by 15 percentage points in the past two decades to just 22 per cent, according to the ILO. The COVID-19 pandemic could reduce youth employment levels even further