July 15 was declared World Youth Skills Day by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This significant move marked the reasons to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
This year The theme of World Youth Skills Day 2022 is ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’.
It came to be known in 2014 and since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policy-makers and development partners.
It was also on this day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Skill India Mission on July 15, 2015, with the aim to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The objective of this mission is to provide vocational training and certification of Indian youth to empower them for a better livelihood.