Transition of Youth from Education to the Labour Market: the Case of Lithuania
Keywords:youth, education, transition, labour market
This paper discusses the transition of youth from education to the labour market in Lithuania. The purpose of this research is to identify trends and disclose main opportunities and essential challenges for a successful transition of youth from education to the labour market in Lithuania. The research problem can be defined by the following questions: what are the trends of youth transition from education to the labour market in Lithuania? What is the perspective for youth employment in Lithuania?Semi-structured interviews with experts working in the areas of employment, education, economy at the national level were carried out. The research results revealed that the main challenges concerning successful youth transition from education to the labour market are the following: the supply of professions mismatches the demands of the labour market, there is lack of compliance between educational system and labour market demands, youth often lacks necessary skills and personal qualities for a particular working place, Lithuanian lacks more profound labour market forecasts, etc.