Celebrating adaptability – World Youth Skills Day 2021

Young people across the globe have shown incredible resilience and adaptability in the face of a global pandemic that has not only threatened the health of their society, but curtailed their lifestyle and, in some instances, their capacity to equip themselves with skills for employment.

It is estimated that by 2025, 40% of current workers’ skills are expected to change in response to new labour market demands and rapid digital innovation cycles. Preparing youth for the workforce of the future is not only about facilitating high quality school and higher education learning environments, it requires attention to technical and vocational learning. World Youth Skills Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 to focus attention on technical and vocational skill development in youth, and specifically their ability to access affordable, quality technical and vocational education and training.

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