Join us and celebrate on 15 July 2016!
To raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development, UNESCO-UNEVOC will join the world in celebrating United Nations World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2016! Join the celebrations and get active by:
- Sharing articles about your institution’s celebrations. Email us your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org and get featured on our website or social media;
- Spreading the word about the day and share photos or images of youth skills development in action by using the hashtag #WYSD on social media;
- Post your skill – show the world your skills by posting a “selfie” of yourself and your skill/s on social media using the hashtags #myskill2016 and #WYSD;
- UNEVOC Centres are invited to use promotional material made available on a special page for UNEVOC Network members.
View the WEBCAST
09:00 - Opening programme
09:30-11:00 - Transforming TVET for sustainable development
11:30-12:30 – Leveraging youth engagement in TVET
12:30-13:00 – Launching of TVET Strategy
Why is World Youth Skills Day important?
What role does technical and vocational education and training (TVET) play?
Providing youth with skills development opportunities, for example through quality TVET, is critical to give them future perspectives. TVET has direct links to the labour market and therefore helps mitigate structural unemployment by providing training programmes that match current and future labour market needs. This also includes promoting entrepreneurial and innovative skills for self-employment. TVET also contributes to personal development and empower individuals to become active citizens.
#WYSD at the United Nations in Bonn
World Youth Skills Day 2016 will coincide with the launching of the newly adopted UNESCO Strategy for TVET (2016-2021). The Strategy will guide UNESCO’s activities with regard to TVET and has some important implications for youth skills development. The Strategy has three priority areas:
- fostering youth employment and entrepreneurship
- promoting equity and gender equality
- facilitating transition to green economies and sustainable societies
WYSD celebrations around the world
- WorldSkills has started a campaign called #SkillsRuleTheWorld, asking supporters to show how they develop and use their skills. More information can be found here
- UNESCO-UNEVOC Youth and Skills
- United Nations resolution on WYSD
- UN Website: UN World Youth Skills Day
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