The United Nations General Assembly declared July 15 as World Youth Skills Day in 2014. The day was marked to achieve the Incheon Declaration: Education 2030, which is a part of Sustainable Development Goal 4 that urges to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
The theme this year is Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic. The event will again take place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in the widespread disruption of the TVET sector.
This year, the UN will pay tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth through the crisis.
The event will take stock of how TVET systems have adapted to the pandemic and recession, think of how those systems can participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19-world.
In the last one and a half year, the companies which have been able to show resilience to bounce back and creativity to adapt for the now of work, have been able to not only survive but thrive. The companies have to continue investing in these skills as they still operate in an ambiguous business environment.