World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on 15 July every year. The main goal of this day is to provide essential skills to youngsters around the world so that they can get employment. The day helps in creating awareness about the importance of skills in getting good work opportunities.
World Youth Skills Day takes place at a time when all nations are still working on socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it can serve as a platform for the economic benefits that nations can accomplish by training the young.
Every year World Youth Skills Day have their own theme and it is celebrated around it. The theme for this year is Transforming youth skills for the future.
The UN General Assembly declared World Youth Skills Day to be celebrated on 15 July, December 2014. The objective behind this day is to improve socio-economic conditions for today’s youth and addressing the challenge of unemployment. Since the inception of World Youth Skills Day, it has facilitated interaction among young people, technical and vocational education and training institutions, businesses, governments, and development partners.
This day is important as it provides a better opportunity for employment, higher income levels, and lifelong learning to the new generation. The World Youth Skills Day encourages the elimination of gender inequality and ensures disadvantaged people have access to resources.
The appropriate way to observe World Youth Skills Day will be to reflect, brainstorm, and debate how we can meet the skilling needs of countries like India, which has a rapidly growing working population.