There’s need to adapt our education system to present-day world complexity

The complexity of our present-day trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry subsidised research. Its proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are… Continue reading There’s need to adapt our education system to present-day world complexity

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How defining-moments form your character

Do you have core values on which to anchor your decision-making? If yes, what are they? If no, what do you base on when making decisions? I came across an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review which prompted me to ask myself the above questions. I've decided to share this article with you. I… Continue reading How defining-moments form your character

Urban farming: An opportunity for the unemployed youth

Urban farming involves cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a town or city. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_agriculture This type of farming involves growing fruits, vegetables and rearing animals on small and well-planned plots of land. According to the latest statistics from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), an estimated 80,000 households are currently engaging in urban farming.… Continue reading Urban farming: An opportunity for the unemployed youth

The irony of choosing a career

The typical job-search contests continue to dispute what really ensures success for someone starting out in a new career. While some argue that starting out in a small company offers the flexibility of juggling various mid-level management roles, others contend that a corporate structure provides the best place to get more regulated on-the-job training and… Continue reading The irony of choosing a career

PSFU to boost internship programs in Uganda

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), on behalf of Ministry of Finance is implementing a skills development facility (SDF) project to boost internship programs in vocational training institutions. The project will provide grants to companies that are active in agribusiness, construction, and manufacturing such that they are able to take on more students for internship programs.… Continue reading PSFU to boost internship programs in Uganda

How does demand and supply affect your employment?

Every market is driven by different factors, some play very big roles in the subsequent transactions, while others aren't as significant. In today's article, I point out how the factors of demand and supply complement each other in this, the job market. Like in any other market, the employment industry is affected by factors of… Continue reading How does demand and supply affect your employment?

Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Over the years, technical and vocational institutes have carried a negative stigma in our society. This is because most people are so caught up in the formal school setting. Vocational institutes are looked at as a dead-end option for underachieving students. So, it's hardly an alternative for the average Ugandan household. However, given the recent… Continue reading Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Do you have the skills to keep your job?

In today's dynamic job market, the need to have a unique skill(s) cannot be emphasized enough. New work models are cropping up like freelancing, where employees don't have to necessarily sit at a desk to work for an organization. Within many companies, teams are learning to be agiler, to work with distributed and remote workers,… Continue reading Do you have the skills to keep your job?

Agriculture: Could be a source of income for youth in Uganda.

Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda's economy with the majority (both crops and livestock) on small farms for food and cash income, and on fairly large farms including ranches. The major livestock species include cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, and poultry. From an economic point view, cattle are the most important livestock with significant contributions,… Continue reading Agriculture: Could be a source of income for youth in Uganda.

Creativity: Solution to the automation threat.

"There are ways for students to adapt their academic pursuits to compete with an increasingly automated workforce, by learning to be creative thinkers who improvise in ways that computers cannot." Business Insider We ought to capitalize on those soft skills that no machine or computer can offer. Thanks for reading, until next time...