World Youth Skills Day 2023: Date, Theme, Significance, History

World Youth Skills Day 2023 will be observed on July 15, 2023. Last year, the theme of World Youth Skills Day was ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’. The day stresses on the importance of providing proper training to the youth and creating skills for decent work, employment and entrepreneurship. Celebrations will be held all over the world with special programs and events conducted by the United Nations.

In 2014, the UN decided to observe July 15 as World Youth Skills Day annually. The first World Youth Skills Day was celebrated on 15 July 2015 and has been observed ever since then.

World Youth Skills Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Youth Skills Day for the next 5 years.

Event Date Day
World Youth Skills Day 2023 July 15, 2023 Saturday
World Youth Skills Day 2024 July 15, 2024 Monday
World Youth Skills Day 2025 July 15, 2025 Tuesday
World Youth Skills Day 2026 July 15, 2026 Wednesday
World Youth Skills Day 2027 July 15, 2027 Thursday

World Youth Skills Day 2023 Overview

Event World Youth Skills Day 2023
Date July 15, 2023
Day Saturday
Declared by United Nations
Purpose To celebrate the importance of youth training and skill development
World Youth Skills Day 2023 Theme ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’ (in 2022)

Significance of World Youth Skills Day 2023

World Youth Skills Day provides young people an opportunity to shine their skills by taking part in skill development programs organized by various training institutions. It also provides a pathway between the youths and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, employers’ and workers’ organizations, firms, development partners and policy makers.

The day also highlights the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

World Youth Skills Day History

A resolution was proposed in front of the United Nations General Assembly for observing World Youth Skills Day on 15 July. Sri Lanka was behind the initiation of the resolution which was supported by G77 and China.

The resolution highlighted the importance of youth skills development at a global level. The resolution was adopted on 18 December 2014 and it was declared that every year 15 June will be observed as World Youth Skills Day.

World Youth Skills Day 2023 Celebration

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, many campaigns and events are driven by various institutes to offer an opportunity to the youths to reflect on skills that are needed today and for the future development. Job fairs to provide employment to the skilled youths are held by many firms and organizations.

Seminars are also conducted by organizations all over the world to educate young people about the benefits of technical and vocational training and inspiring them to join these courses for their better future.

World Youth Skills Day 2023 Theme

World Youth Skills Day 2023: To be decided

Every year, World Youth Skills Day holiday is observed with a certain theme set by the United Nations. The theme of World Youth Skills Day 2022 was ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’.

For the year 2021, the theme was ‘Reimagining youth skills post-pandemic’ which aimed at helping the youth recover from the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, both on a skill basis and an emotional basis. No theme has yet been confirmed for 2023 celebrations.

Importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can provide the training required to work professionally and can also offer skills for self-employment. By proper training, it is possible to improve responsiveness to changing skill-demands by companies and communities, increase productivity and increase wage levels.

With TVET, access barriers to the world of work can be removed. In a situation where a person is not able to find job because of lack of skill, technical and vocational education and training can help.

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FAQs

What is the goal behind celebrating World Youth Skills Day?

The goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth, including as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and under employment.

What are the main objectives of skill development in youth?

The main objectives of skill development in youth is threefold- their overall development which will be beneficial for the country as well, building core skills in youth that will be needed all their life and enable the youths to make smooth transitions at work.

Why is there so much concern about observing a day like World Youth Skills Day?

International Labor Organization estimates show that globally, youth employment fell 8.7 per cent in 2020 and predicted to fall even more in the coming future. There is a growing concern that youth throughout the world are not able to find employment or even proper education or training. The number of youth not in employment, education, or training (known as NEET) reached nearly 267 million and is expected to increase to 273 million. In order to improve the condition, a day like World Youth Skills Day needs to be observed.

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  1. Reva Perlstein

    Very good for teachers of any educational level.

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