World Youth Skills Day 2022 took place amid concerted efforts towards socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that are interconnected with challenges such as climate change, conflict, persisting poverty, rising inequality, rapid technological change, demographic transition and others.
Young women and girls, young persons with disabilities, youth from poorer households, rural communities, indigenous peoples, and minority groups, as well as those who suffer the consequences of violent conflict and political instability, continue to be excluded due to a combination of factors. In addition, the crisis has accelerated several transitions the world of work was already undergoing, which add layers of uncertainty regarding the skills and competencies that will be in demand after the pandemic is overcome.
TVET is well placed to help address these challenges by reducing access barriers to the world of work, ensuring that skills gained are recognized and certified, and offering skills development opportunities for out-of-school youth and those not in employment, education or training (NEET). During this Decade of Action for the 2030 Agenda, the full engagement of young people in global processes is vital to generate positive change and innovation.
The main symposium kicked off a three-month series of programmes and events to celebrate WYSD Asia-Pacific 2022. The opening plenary focused on challenges and solutions faced by institutions in ensuring that TVET is demand-driven and future-focused. It also featured prominent speakers from the region representing successful TVET alumni who have excelled in their domain, city leaders, policy-makers, practitioners, industry players, and academia. Join the platform to watch the recording.
The "Transforming youth skills for the future" global event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the United Nations, together with UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. It brought together youth, governments, UN agencies, private sector and civil society representatives to analyse the impact of current crises on youth across the world, and discussed how young people can quickly adapt to the demands of an ever-changing world.
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Devin Cameron Goad, Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
Fydianissa Fitri, Binus University, Indonesia
Hanna Emilia, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
Skylar Guo, Shenzhen Polytechnic, China
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Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2022
For World Youth Skills Day 2022, UNESCO-UNEVOC and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), collaborated on a campaign to highlight the importance of youth skills for the future.
The growing youth population, rising unemployment in many countries, changes in the labour market and in our economy due to technological developments are just some of the reasons why we must provide future generations with the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets they need to cope with a changing world.
To help technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions form the entrepreneurial values that are important for young people’s lives, economic development and a sustainable society, UNESCO–UNEVOC has developed a practical guide on how to introduce entrepreneurial learning where it is lacking, and how to mainstream it in vocational training.
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A practical guide
This guide is also available in an [https://unevoc.unesco.org/elg interactive online version]. You can view an introductory video on the practical guide [https://youtu.be/tuY58QuidMg here]. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in ...
In six different languages
This document contains a generic poster design in the six UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). These posters can only be accessed by logged-in members of the UNEVOC Network.
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