Knowledge Economy and Digital Trade
final report of Social Debt Observatory of the Catholic University of Argentina The title “Youth between 18 and 24 who neither study nor work in urban pre-pandemic Argentina (2017-2021)”, indicates that half of Argentine youth between 18 and 24 Are outside the educational system, A quarter of them do not work, which is why they are considered “doubly excluded, from both education and the labor market”.
This situation, which puts half a million young people in a very compromised position with regard to their future and at risk of social disintegration, coexists with an even more encouraging statistic that represents a great opportunity. .
are in the thousands digital trades that are not covered today due to lack of trained profiles. they are the so called knowledge economy and cover a wide range of jobs like support staff Technologies, Web Designers, Digital Marketing Specialists, Video Game Developers and Audio-Visual Production, Service Providers and Solutions in the Cloudto name a few.
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is different from traditional business Whose demand and compensation seems to be decreasing, the digital labor market Shows great dynamism driven by the pandemic.
To date, according to Argencon, the union that brings together companies in this sector is the knowledge economy. Second Export Complex In terms of net foreign exchange earnings for our country, it is surpassed only by the agricultural sector.
This figure reveals the socioeconomic importance that the sector has acquired as an exporter of high added value, something that should not surprise us because Argentina Digital Talent It has earned a good reputation internationally. Today, our country has already created a dozen unicorns – a name given to technology companies listed on the global market and having a market value of more than a billion dollars.
Digital trades represent a solid outlet for social and professional advancement, especially for young people, for a number of reasons.
First, because both skill and work culture The essentials are completely similar and close to them, precisely because they are digital natives.
Furthermore, the initial job training required to enter the digital labor market is assimilated in a shorter period of 4 to 8 months, depending on the specialization.
The industry also offers lucrative career paths that don’t require staying in a particular desk, city or country. The digital nomad is the emerging activist archetype of this trend.
In order to materialize the realities of the vast number of youth looking for a future with better opportunities, it is necessary for this opportunity to democratize access to short and free training offers, this Given that today social differences create opportunities only for those who can afford their training in a private academy.
technical literacy This is important for anyone in a global economy and education in digital trades is the determining factor for people to access better paying jobs and therefore more prosperous lives. But to training, we must add accompaniment: Without support and academic follow-up, the model doesn’t work. Alleviating poverty requires considering a comprehensive and inclusive approach to education, integrating the functions of the formal and non-formal education systems, and involving monitoring, consistency and a perspective that takes into account the social and economic context of the people. Keeps in It is from there that education for the future can be built.