A Look at Some Youth Skill Training Programs on World Youth Skills Day

 July 15, 2020

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) — July 15 marks World Youth Skills Day. Designated by the UN General Assembly in 2014, this special day is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

According to the UN, currently, more than 1 in 6 young people are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for World Youth Skills Day 2020 is "Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond". As we celebrate World Youth Skills Day today, let us take a look at some youth skill training programs that have launched to help youths develop skills needed to successfully navigate the challenges in today's world.

Youths attend a sewing training session in Kampala, capital of Uganda, Oct. 23, 2019. The youths could receive certificates after a two-month vocational training skills course in hair styling, knitting, cookery, carpentry and welding under the President's office skilling Uganda youth project. [Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba]


Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2nd L) lay a foundation stone for a centre of excellence in the training of industrial mechatronics at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Kiambu County, Kenya, Feb. 25, 2020. Kenya and Germany launched a youth empowerment vocational training program that will equip the youth with requisite skills to enable them to contribute effectively to the country's development. [Xinhua/Charles Onyango]


Sergio Thompson studies automotive repair skills in practice course at Shandong Lanxiang Technician College in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 26, 2019. [Xinhua/Wang Kai]


Young people learn web development skills at Social Hackers Academy in Athens, Greece, on Jan. 24, 2018. [Xinhua/Marios Lolos]


Graduands follow proceedings during the Huawei Digital Skills for Life's Program Graduation in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, April 26, 2017. [Xinhua/Charles Onyango]


Botswana's Assistant Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Development Dikgang Makgalemele (L) visits a vocational training center at the Dukwi Refugee Camp in Dukwi, Botswana, June 20, 2018. [Xinhua/Shingirai Madondo]


Young people take part in a computer-assembling match during a disabled youth vocational skill contest at the Tianjin University of Technology in Tianjin, north China, Nov. 26, 2016. [Xinhua/Shen Hua]


Members of an FSAE racing team from Central South University (CSU) receive training at a kart racing club in Changsha City, central China's Hunan Province, May 2, 2018. [Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu]


Players of Shicheng Ice Hockey Team compete during training in Shicheng, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, July 16, 2019. [Xinhua/Wan Xiang]


The photo taken in 2018 shows Guanda Huang (2nd L, front) from China taking part in a post graduate basketball training program at DME Sports Academy (DMESA), in Daytona Beach of Florida, the United States. [Xinhua/Zou Guangping]


(Source: Xinhua)


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