Celebrating World Youth Skills Day



Celebrations for World Youth Skills Day is started by the United Nations General Assembly where they had adopted a resolution to declare the 15th of July as World Youth Skills Day with the aim of achieving better socio-economic conditions for today's youth as a means to addressing the challenge of underemployment and unemployment.


Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have been a platform for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, employers’, firms, and workers’ organisations, development partners and policymakers. This day focuses on promoting the elimination of gender inequality.


As per the UN, it is the TVET’s responsibility to address different demands of social, economic, and environmental nature by helping youth and adults to gain the skills they need for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.


As part of our Upskill theme, the Plymouth Charter supports everyone to develop their skills, helping them access great jobs and live fulfilling lives. The pandemic has not only increased unemployment, it has also changed the way that businesses operate.


In particular, the Charter encourages its signatories and champions to support practical and vocational routs to career entry and progression that start with meaningful paid placements and include apprenticeships for young people.


We can support businesses to capture the challenges and skills required so we can match them with the right supply of skills in collaboration with Skills Launchpad Plymouth.


Find out more about our Upskill Theme here or email plymouthcharter@plymouth.gov.uk if you have any further questions.