Going to the career training institutes or networking events can help them be smart. In my opinion "Working Smart Helps And Working Hard Works". We can make them confident of what they are doing or wants to, but being comfortable makes difference.
Solution to every problem in the society comes form the society itself. We do not need to read books to solve or make it better. Observe the society and you will find the answer. My summary elaboration would be making the young prospective workforce to be comfortable. I came up with this idea from observing the existing people who are working and from my colleagues. My classmates are from 120 different nationalities and every nation has a different perspective and the employers of their own countries have different requirements. So I felt our or my recommendation should not be fancy and applauded but it should be feasible. I came up with the concept of COMFORTABLE. For example think of yourselves, if you are sitting on a chair which is not comfortable, your scope will be deviated and the purpose becomes vague or of course completed without the perfection you could do if you are comfortable. The same can be applied to the people in their workplace (not the chairs and furniture). Being comfortable at the work place helps you to be adaptable and once you are adapted to the environment you are working in, you can potentially give your best. For acquiring this skill, one do not need to go to any training institute or coaching classes and any other activity which involves some monetary transaction. My justification in this aspect would be, even if you do your MBA or any masters course, you can give your best. But how many people working are giving their best even after possessing some or other skills which help them get placed or which convince their employer. Also I feel my recommendation is 100% feasible and not country specific. Go through this link and you mary feel that my recommendation is one of the mandatory skills
If you are not comfortable at your workplace then the issue of productivity and hence the question of cost reduction arises resulting in the laid offs and recessions. So being comfortable and adaptable helps you forget about the duration of your efficient working and inefficient working. Finally helps make the inefficient working durations to be zero.