“Due to the pandemic, businesses tend not to spend the budget on marketing as usual, and therefore, many deals are postponed, but it is nonsense to sit down and blame the situation. What’s more, over 250,000 people have lost their employment in Myanmar due to COVID according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population, and the job scarcity is just right around the corner. Therefore, we have partnered with the US embassy to deliver 21st Century Skills for New Normal Career Readiness entitled “Dreams into Actions (DiA)”. The program has been customized and designed through innovative approaches for advancing career with many local and international subject matters experts from the US, Israel and Myanmar”, said Ko Win Ko Ko Aung.
Career-readiness also seems an urgent need for Myanmar youth as the findings of the International Labor Organization (ILO) has alarmed the world that nearly half of the global workforce is at the risk of losing livelihoods
due to escalating job losses. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder also said, “as the pandemic and the jobs crisis evolve, the need to protect the most vulnerable becomes even more urgent”.