Dec. 03, 2018 | 12:09 AM Ideas for change in education, jobs

From right, Raed Khoury, Dima Jamali, Hala Fadel, Lamia Moubayed and Maria Tannous attend a conference at AUB, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

For many graduates in Lebanon, the changing labor market is a cause for concern. In a region where the World Bank says 30 percent of the unemployed have university degrees, young Lebanese worry about an outdated education system that can’t guarantee a career.

“I am one of these young Lebanese people who has been directly affected by the rapid change in the nature of work ... and the lack of orientation and guidance regarding the labor market,” Maria Tannous of the World Bank’s Youth Action Group said at the “Youth, Jobs, Education and Technology” event held Friday at the American University of Beirut.