The World Youth Skills Day 2021 will pay tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth through the crisis. Participants will take stock of how TVET systems have adapted to the pandemic and recession, think of how those systems can participate in the recovery, and imagine priorities they should adopt for the post-COVID-19-world. A first interactive panel will discuss skills that are needed today and skills that will be needed in the future, and a second panel will reflect on TVET stakeholder partnerships for scaling up youth skills development.
The objectives of the World Youth Skills Day 2021 are therefore to:
Review the situation of young people regarding skills and work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic; learn how they have been living through the crisis; explore how the digital divides can be bridged for young people around the world; and highlight success stories of youth innovation and resilience;
Debate on prospects for skills development and the world of work as economies recover, and on the effectiveness of national recovery plans and support from development partners.
Reflect on how TVET stakeholders can collaborate to scale up skills development and help reconcile the short-term need for economic recovery with the urgent need for accelerating the transition to sustainable development.
The World Youth Skills Days is 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.