"Equipping young people with quality education, training, and skills is essential. This World Youth Skills Day reminds us that teachers stand at the forefront of this great global effort," says UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
World Youth Skills Day is observed on July 15.
In celebration of the day, United Nations programs and events will be held all over the world, stressing the importance of training youth and developing skills for decent work, employment, and entrepreneurship.
In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 15 as World Youth Skills Day, celebrating the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.
The UN first observed World Youth Skills Day in 2014, and since then, July 15 has been the day to honor youth skills.
World Youth Skills Day 2023 is themed "Skilling Teachers, Trainers, and Youth for a Transformative Future."
Teaching, training, and other educators play an essential role in preparing youth for the labor market and engaging them in their communities.
The rapid pace of technological advancements and changes in the labor market requires young people to acquire agile, adaptable skills.
In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, various training institutions organize skill development programs aimed at enhancing young people's skills.
As well as providing a pathway for youths to interact with vocational and technical education and training (TVET) institutions, employers, workers, firms, and development partners, it facilitates links between all these parties.
The day also highlighted the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship.
It offers skills development opportunities for youth who are not in education, employment, or training.
There are a number of campaigns and events organized by various institutes on World Youth Skills Day to give youths a chance to reflect on the skills they need now and in the future.
Firms and organizations hold job fairs to provide employment to skilled youth.
In addition to holding seminars around the world to encourage young people to participate in technical and vocational training, organizations also provide information about the benefits of technical and vocational training on a global scale.
World Youth Skills Day is a time to recognize the potential of young people to promote a better world for all by providing them with the skills and opportunities they need.
Together, we can shape a brighter future where no young person is left behind.
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