ASEAN JOBS is an online job information centre that aims to provide greater access for youth to employment opportunities in their countries and across Southeast Asia region.

This is an important product of the Bridges to the Future: ASEAN Youth Employment (BTF), one of the programmes of ASEAN Foundation, in a collaboration with Plan International, that is supported by Google.org. BTF itself is a two-year programme that was launched in 2020 aiming to support ASEAN youth in not only acquiring the necessary 21st century skills to (re)enter the workforce, but also building a more sustainable and secure economy post-pandemic. The programme has become a host to market-driven vocational trainings and job-matching sessions that targets vulnerable young people in the region. Additionally, a regionwide research on employment and labour market trends in the ASEAN region was conducted, covering topics such as skills that are most needed by the industries and existing barriers that creates difficulties for young people to secure a decent job.

About ASEAN Foundation

Three decades after ASEAN was established, ASEAN leaders recognised that: there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness and contact among people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that ASEAN leaders established ASEAN Foundation during ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 15 December 1997. ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. The Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN’s body, the Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction and development of the people of ASEAN. For more info about the ASEAN Foundation, visit www.aseanfoundation.org

About Plan International

Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls founded in 1937. The organisation strives for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International engages people and partners to; (1) empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability, (2) drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face, (3) work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises and to overcome adversity, and (4) support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood. Plan International works to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empower children and communities to create long-lasting change. For more info about the Plan International, visit www.plan-international.org

About Google.org

Google.org, founded in October 2005, is the charitable arm of Google, a multinational technology company. The organization is noted for several significant grants to non-profits using technology and data in innovative ways to support racial justice, educational opportunity, crisis response after health epidemics and natural disasters, and issues affecting the San Francisco Bay Area community where it is headquartered. It also hosts regular challenges around the world to stimulate innovative uses of technologies to address local challenges. Google.org helps solve humanity’s biggest challenges by combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone. For more information about Google.org, visit www.google.org.

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