World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on 15 July every year around the world to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
World Youth Skills Day observance aims to create more awareness of training and the development of skills for the youth of today and also create better employment opportunities for the youth.
World Youth Skills Day 2019 Theme is the agenda of 2030 “Improving the image of TVET (Technical & Vocational Education and Training)”.
The 2030 agenda will focus on ensuring vocational and technical skills development, easy access to TVET (technical and vocational education and training), decent work opportunities, entrepreneurship and eliminating gender disparity across the globe.
On the occasion, the United Nations along with WorldSkills.org organizes campaigns like #WYSD and #TVET. These campaigns aim to raise awareness about the importance of youth developing skills.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had established World Youth Skills Day in November 2014 to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
In India, Prior to this occasion, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, has said on 3rd July 2019, about 2 lakh 50,000 new jobs will be created in the IT sector in the coming months of 2019 through the Modi's Government comprehensive skill development program.