World Youth Skills Day, on July 15, is one of new UN International Days of observance. It was established by the UN General Assembly on November 11, 2014 to highlight importance of youth skill development at global level.
World Youth Skills Day seeks to generate awareness of, and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education, training and the development of other skills relevant to local and global economy. It is hoped that the discourse will contribute to address issues surrounding unemployment and under-employment among the youth. The activities through the day will also draw attention to the critical need for marketable skills in the youth. Indian Government has mandated the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship to coordinate with industry bodies to skills day observance and industry participation.