World Youth Skills Day is commemorated on July 15 of every year. It is celebrated to join the world skills and to raise awareness on the importance of youth developing their skills set. It also creates the opportunity for everyone to discover and develop their hidden talents. By doing this, there is a large scope of development in individuals, communities, and countries. Young people are more likely to be unemployed than adults and are more often made to settle with low-quality jobs, profession different from their interest, and a lot more. It is because of the existing system’s failure to address the problem correctly. So this day is believed to promote and acquire global recognition to discuss the significance of technical, vocational education, and training and the development of skills that are required for both local and global economy. It is also hoped to reduce unemployment and underemployment among the youth around the globe.
“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
History of World Youth Skills Day
It was adopted by an agreement on the United Nations General Assembly with a lead by Sri Lanka to declare 15th July as the World Youth Skills Day. This resolution was passed on 18 December 2014. Sri Lanka is believed to initiate this resolution with the assistance of the G77 & China. The resolution was passed to focus on the importance of skill developments in youth at a global level. The aim is to achieve socio-economic conditions for today’s youth. It was first suggested in the Strategy Committee, where WorldSkills International pursued a World Skills Day, and Sri Lanka later proposed it for a World Skills Youth Day.
Other Celebrations on July 15
July 15 is also celebrated as
- National Gummi Worm Day
- National Orange Chicken Day
- National Tapioca Pudding Day
- National Pet Fire Safety Day
How to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day
This day commemorates the value of acquiring knowledge in various fields like building, making, and creating to satisfy and fulfill one’s interests and passion. Young people should be inspired to follow their ultimate dreams and goals. It is necessary that they develop their skills practically apart from the theoretical lessons that are taught in schools and colleges. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media by using the hashtag #WorldYouthSkillsDay.
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