In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly said the 15 July would be World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, work and entrepreneurship.
Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a opportunity for communication between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organisations and policy makers.
Prior to the pandemic, 22 per cent of young people were not in employment, education or training (NEET), one in seven young men and one in three young women.
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Our future lies with everyone: Joyce Wallace Development Worker.
Our volunteers come from all age groups and backgrounds however on World Youth Skills Day 2021 we celebrate the talents and abilities of young people.
Birmingham is young vibrant City with a population of over approx **1,141,800 million people with young people making up nearly *40% of our population, under-25s.
World Youth Skills Day 2021 again takes place in a challenging context due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and pay tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth through the crisis.
Why is World Youth Skills Day important?
In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
Since then, World Youth Skills Day events have provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organisations, policy makers and development partners.
Participants have highlighted the ever-increasing significance of skills as the world is embarking on a transition towards a sustainable model of development.
At Advocacy Matters our youth volunteers get and provide experience for supporting all ages. Providing a varied and unique perspective.
Including approaches, influences and an eagerness to make a difference and contribute to our world. Challenging and supporting others- fearlessly and holistically.
Volunteers like Reanne, Alex and Daniel who share their time with us whilst studying/working or Rajun who shares an important listening ear to our partners or Al who supports our events and steering group.
We respect individuals’ insights, experiences, feedback and also empathetic approach – to all ages.
They are leaders and community engagers of the future gaining , re-imaging and sharing support with us-
It’s a win, win for our organisation, community and world.
If you are a young person not in employment, education or training (NEET) and would like to know more about advocacy contact us.
We may be able to offer you free training, volunteering opportunities or a work placement. We look forward to hearing from you.