July 15 is recognised as World Youth Skills Day by the United Nations to inculcate the ability to acquire skills and make informed choices regarding one’s professional choices. The main goal of this day is to equip young people around the world with essential skills for employment, work, and entrepreneurship.
This day provides an opportunity for dialogue between the young people, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policymakers, technical and vocational education and training institutions, and development partners. The platform is available to all wanting to hire and get hired.
The inception of World Youth Skills Day
July 15 was marked as the World Youth Skills Day in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly. This was done 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.”