Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults (UN) and continuously face the challenges of greater labour market inequalities. The aim of WYSD is to advocate for skills as an important factor to improve young people’s transitions to decent work, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing today’s most challenging global issues.
The World Youth Skills Day emphasizes the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in providing youth with the opportunities to develop their competencies and accelerate their transition to work.
In celebration of this UN day, the following events were held at the UN Headquarters in New York:
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In our downloads section, you can find printable material to display at your WYSD workshop, meeting, or event. Let us know how you celebrated WYSD by tagging us on Twitter and Facebook or by submitting information about your event to unevoc.skills(at)unesco.org.
(accessible only to UNEVOC Network Members)
For UNEVOC Centres we have produced a set comprising the following promotional materials which include * Poster and Banner templates (InDesign file) * UNEVOC Network Banner in multiple languages * WYSD Logo
Be inspired with the stories from our UNEVOC Centre that highlight individuals who have shown a positive image of technical and vocational education and training in their community. These young persons are students, teachers/trainers or graduates affiliated with members of our UNEVOC Network. Click the link below to read the stories.
The Skills in Action Photo Competition 2019 highlighted how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is:
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UNESCO-UNEVOC's Flickr gallery features albums of the photo entries from the previous SkillsinAction Photo Competitions along with albums of other events. 2018 SkillsinAction Album - https://unevoc.unesco.org/l/625 2017 SkillsinAction Album - ...