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What is this world, without the existence of Youth ?! And what is Youth, devoid of real skills ?! Read it once and read it twice. Now read it over and over again. As we know, young people are the very reason for the existence of human kind. But, the quiddity of the youth will not serve any purpose, if proper skills are not imparted to them.This is the exact reason why the United Nations Organization decided to dedicate an entire day,i.e, July 15 each year, especially for creating awareness amongst people on the importance of skills in the young people. Therefore, let us read about the details of World Youth Skills Day 2022 in this article. Get to know about the Date, Theme, Activities, Quiz and many more things about it! Hold the line dear readers!
What is World Youth Skills Day ?
It is a well known fact that, even though the youth make up the major part of the population existing on our planet, sometimes, we lack in imparting the requisite skills to them. At first, this problem may not sound serious to you, but in the long run, this has an adverse impact on the survival of mankind itself. Therefore, the General Assembly of the United Nations, in 2014, decided to observe World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) every year on the 15th of July. As per the appeal of the United Nations organization, the World Youth Skills Day, aims to create a line of action between the youth and Technical & Vocational Education Training (TVET) Institutes along with employers and policy makers within the government.
It is evident that a society without youth is like a society without a future. Youth and Future are so much inter linked in whatever scenario we take into consideration. However, we must try to convince ourselves that we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. By this we mean to prepare the youth with ample skills necessary to augment a brighter future for themselves. This can be done by giving the youth the obligatory skills needed for good employment, reasonable work and to be a high-flyer!
World Youth Skills Day 2022
This year the World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) will be celebrated across the globe on 15th July 2022, Thursday. In the present scenario, when all spheres of life are deeply affected by the pandemic, we can undoubtedly say that the young people between the age of 15 to 24 years will have to endure the aftermath of the pandemic. This leads to some serious discussion , when we think of the fact that youngsters around most parts of the world are away from their schools and workplaces for the past 18 to 20 months.
Some of the major life incidents including secondary education, graduation, entry to job market, etc. of an individual usually takes place around 15 to 24 years. For the youth of this era, all of the aforementioned events are disrupted greatly due to the ongoing pandemic. Hence, it is our duty and responsibility to ensure the well being of the youth and provide them with a proper skill set required for a bright and promising future.
World Youth Skills Day 2022 Theme
Due to the special scenario in which we celebrate the World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)in 2022, the theme of the celebration as per the sources from the United Nations will be “Transforming Youth Skills for Future”
Check out the table below to know about World Youth Skills Day themes until 2022.
|2015||Youth skills for work and life in the post-2015 agenda|
|2016||Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.|
|2017||Skills for All|
|2018||Improving the image of TVET|
|2019||learning to learn for life and work|
|2020||Skills for a Resilient Youth|
|2021||Re imagining youth skills post pandemic|
|2022||Transforming youth skills for future|
World Youth Skills Day 2022 Activities
Organize global events
The “Transforming youth skills for the future” global event is being 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 will bring together representatives from the youth, civil society, the private sector, and UN agencies to analyze how current issues are affecting youth around the world and to talk about how young people can swiftly adjust to the demands of a world that is constantly changing. Are you interested to participate?
- Event: Hybrid global event
- Date: 15th July 2022
- Time: 10.00 am – 12.30pm (EDT)
Visit the local TVETs
Even though this plan seems to be absurd during such a period, try to visit a local TVET and know their views on the future of Youth Skills. You can use the knowledge thus obtained to educate others in the locality.
Organize a thoughtful competition to design posters on this topic. People can get creative about the topic and this will definitely bring in awareness about the topic.
Learn A New Skill Today
And what can be a better way to celebrate world youth skills day than to learn a new skill! Lets learn something new today!
There are thousands of new skills to learn from. This set of competitive and in demand skills is increasing day by day. We have listed some of the essentials skills that will help you survive the present era fearlessly!
- Digital Knowledge
- Entrepreneur capabilities
- Cognitive Flexibility
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional Intelligence
- Interpretation skills
- Analytical skills
- Financial literacy
- Decision making skills
- Ever growing love for learning
World Youth Skills Day Quotes
Some of the well known quotes related to the celebration of the WYSD celebration are listed below. Make sure of some of it, and wish your loved ones on the 15th of July!
- “It takes a very long time to become young.”- Pablo Picasso
- “We want our legacy to stand upon the youth. We want to give knowledge to the younger generation and be a part of changing the game.” – Takeoff
- “Youth is something I never wanna take for granted. I just want to smile and live life.” – Tyler, The Creator
- “ Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”.- Franz Kafka
- “The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.” – Bruce Barton
- “Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow.” – Paul Watson
- “The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.” – Gene Brown
- “The more we give importance to skill development, the more competent our youth will be.”- Narendra Modi.
- “Schooling and degree aren’t enough to guarantee employment but skills do.”
- “Your skills are the weapons that can help you in overcoming any difficult situation.”
World Youth Skills Day Quiz
How about taking up a quick quiz based on your knowledge about this special day? Here we go!
So, let us sum it up for the moment about this topic! As we already know that the topic of Youth Skills and Development seems to be vast and unending, we have given you the best possible information regarding the details of it! Here’s wishing all our readers a very Joyous World Youth Skills Day!