World Youth Skills Day 2020 on 15 July

World Youth Skills Day 2020:- World Youth Skills Day celebrated on 15th July globally, On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day we acknowledge the importance of preparing young people with skills for sufficient employment and entrepreneurship. world Youth Skills Day 2020 takes place in challenging circumstances this year. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, menacing the continuity of skills development.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day delivered a video address. The Skill India Mission has launched 5 years ago on this same day. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has organized a digital conclave to remember the occasion. 

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Why is World Youth Skills Day important?

Unemployment is one of the most significant problems among youths. The latest Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020 shows that since 2017, there has been an upward trend in the number of youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET). World Youth Skills Day which is Designated by the General assembly in 2014, is scope for young people, technical and vocational education, and training (TVET) institutions. 

Approximately nearly 70% of the world’s students are affected by school closures across education levels currently. Reports said that distance training has become the most common way of conveying skills, with considerable difficulties regarding, among others, curricula adaptation, trainee and trainer preparedness, connectivity, or assessment and certification processes.

World Youth Skills Day 2020: Theme

World Youth Skills Day 2020 theme is “Skills for a Resilient Youth”. This year we will be organized focussing on skills for a Resilient Youth in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. As this year World Youth Skills Day 2020 takes place in a challenging context. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, threatening the continuity of skills development. This will help the young people to cope up with the changes in employment and entrepreneurship.

What role does technical and vocational education and training play?

Education and training are central to the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda. The inspiration of the Incheon Declaration: Education 2030 is fully captured by Sustainable Development Goal 4.“ 

It helps to encourage lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Education 2030 dedicated to technical and vocational skills development the acquisition of technical and vocational skills for employment, satisfactory work, and entrepreneurship. The elimination of gender discrepancy, and ensuring access for the resistless. It promoting unbiased and sustainable economic growth, helping transition to green economies and environmental sustainability.

Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth

It is organized as part of the celebrations of World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) 2020, It is coordinated by UNESCO-UNEVOC in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning.

  • The Virtual Conference on Skills for a Resilient Youth takes place from 6th July to 14 July on the TVeT Forum and focus to: assess the short-, medium-, and long-term effects of the pandemic in different countries.
  • share good practices from TVET institutions about how they have retaliated to the epidemic. 
  •  Acquire understanding from the private sector, employee, and employer stakeholders about the impact of the pandemic on their sectors.
  • learn from young people about their motives and fears as well as the opportunities that they see moving forward;
  • reflect on how TVET systems can respond to the short- and medium-term impact of the pandemic, and also keeping in mind longer-lasting challenges.

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Frequently asked Questions

Q. When will world Youth Skills Day celebrated globally?

Ans:- World Youth Skills Day celebrated on 15th July globally.

Q.What is the theme of World Youth Skills Day 2020?

Ans:- World Youth Skills Day 2020 theme is “Skills for a Resilient Youth”. 

Q.why World Youth Skills Day celebrated every year?

Ans:- World Youth Skills Day we acknowledge the importance of preparing young people with skills for sufficient employment and entrepreneurship. 

Q.Which mission was launched in India on World Youth Skills Day?

Ans:- The Skill India Mission has launched 5 years ago on World Youth Skills Day.