Millions of youth worldwide are unemployed, uneducated and un-engaged with the majority of who live in the developing countries. Young people in their 20s are not just bored they are frustrated at how they are locked out of local decision-making as well as economic and life opportunities.
Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labour market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
That is why education and training are key determinants of success in the labour market. But unfortunately, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people, and surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy. Skills and jobs for youth feature prominently in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG target 4.4 calls for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills.
World Youth Skills Day is observed every year on the 15th of July to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day.
“Skills for the future of work” is the World Youth Skills Day 2017 theme. If we observe the statistics youth are almost three times more likely unemployed when compared to adults. Most of the youth are exposed to the lower quality of jobs. Federal Government has launched N number of World Youth Skills Day Activities for providing free training and skills to youth. These short professional and internship courses will help them to earn their livelihood in an honourable way.
Every Country has set many goals to overcome unemployment and improve skills not only for the development of individual but also for the growth of the country. Education and Training plays a vital role to get success in the labour market. Candidates with prominent skills will get a job of his choice. World Youth Skills Day 2017 will help the youth to enhance their skills and gives them a chance to contribute their skills to the society.
We at the World Assembly of Youth believe that young people are the back bone of any country. We work towards empowering and inspiring youth from all around the globe to become active and proactive in their communities of their countries. We also help equip young people with opportunities through volunteerism to work for the elevation of youth and the development of youth leaders who are willing to donate their precious time and valuable energy not only to support and achieve their goals but also bring significant impact for the benefits of their community and humanity.
We believe that the meaning of being a responsible citizen will rigid, if one shows the great effort to contribute for the betterment of the public and you can be part of these efforts!
Happy World Youth Skills Day!