The Struggling Generation Posted on: 30-05-2018

The results of this research are both troubling and promising. It is clear that the current generation feels uncertain about the future, and about their ability to achieve key life and career milestones. 38 percent of the young adults that were surveyed said that they felt unprepared to start a family, for example, and half felt that they weren't prepared to purchase a new car.

Envision a world in which anyone anywhere can transform their lives through access to high-quality education. We understand that it's not simply just about making content available to people, we need to understand the factors that may be holding people back from learning in the first place. That's why we recently considered the results of the Guardian's research into the challenges that today's young UK professionals face. The results of this research are both troubling and promising. It is clear that the current generation feels uncertain about the future, and about their ability to achieve key life and career milestones. 38 percent of the young adults that were surveyed said that they felt unprepared to start a family, for example, and half felt that they weren't prepared to purchase a new car.

However, we also see huge potential for efficient, affordable, skills-based learning to help today's young professionals build confidence and reach their goals. Many surveyed respondents listed lack of relevant job skills training as a major factor preventing them from achieving financial security. And an overwhelming majority said that they would consider taking additional learning including professional courses to help broaden their skills if they felt it would advance their career, although they worried that formal training would be too costly and time-consuming. In short, although today's young professionals are worried about the future, they are also motivated and eager to take action to improve their prospects. This research suggests that, for the businesses, education providers, and other institutions that want to equip young professionals to achieve their goals, access to career-relevant skills training would be a very effective first step.

Here at uLeague, we provide an expansive gamified learning network where the individual is at the very center of the learning experience. The continuous flow of information and knowledge is sustained and rewarded within a connected network of peers and mentors who understand the challenges facing you.