World Youth Skills Day

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World Youth Skills Day is celebrated across the world on 15 July every year.

Important facts

  • It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in the year 2014.

  • This resolution was initiated by Sri Lanka with the help of G77 (Group of 77 countries) and China to highlight the importance of youth skill development at the global level.

  • The purpose of this day is to provide the youth of the world with the necessary skills for employment, work and entrepreneurship.

  • The theme for the year 2022 is "Learning and Skills for Life, Work and Sustainable Development".

Steps taken by India for Youth Skills

  • Industrial Training Centres (ITIs)- Conceived in the year 1950, Industrial Training Centres (ITIs) aim to expand and modernise the existing training ecosystem in India.

  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)- This scheme launched in the year 2015 aims at providing free skill training to the youth of India.

  • National Career Service (NCS) Project- 'Free Online Career Skill Training' was started in the year 2015 for the registered candidates seeking employment under the National Career Service Project.

  • Self-reliant Skilled Employer-Employer Mapping i.e. 'Aseem' (ASEEM)- This portal launched in the year 2020 helps skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.

  • Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills or ‘SHREYAS’ – This scheme was started with the objective of providing industry apprenticeship opportunities to general graduates of the year 2019 session through National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).

  • Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (Youth Entrepreneurship Development Campaign) – The program launched in the year 2016 aims at creating an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through entrepreneurship education and training; Advocating for entrepreneurial support networks and ensuring easy access and promoting social enterprises for inclusive growth.

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