“To raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations decided to celebrate the World Youth Skills Day on 15 July. Here is an insight to the skill development programs and celebrations all around the world”
WorldSkills International is very proud to be part of a global recognition and promotion of World Youth Skills Day. The United Nations, at its General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day*.
The UN designated day seeks to generate greater awareness of and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education, and training and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies. It is hoped that it will contribute to reducing unemployment and underemployment among the youth across the globe. It will highlight youth skills development to draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills. WorldSkills will support this globally important topic via the broad spread of activities and initiatives in our six focus areas all aimed at raising the profile and recognition of skilled people, and showing how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success. Inspiring, educating, and developing youth is an integral part of this.
In its inaugural year, WorldSkills will initiate activities that introduce World Youth Skills Day to its global network and to the public. In future, we plan to develop annual activities with more sustainable impact and involvement from Members, international agencies, partners, and communities-in-need.The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is responsible for co-ordination of all skill development efforst across the country, removal of disconnection between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are going to be created.