14 Aug 2019

World Youth Skills Day & Kaushal Yuva Samwaad

World Youth Skills Day & Kaushal Yuva Samwaad (A Youth Dialogue)

Source: PIB and UNO

With the commemoration of World Youth Skills Day on July 15, 2019 and the 4th Anniversary of the Skill India Mission, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of “Kaushal Yuva Samwaad” (A Youth Dialogue).

Aim and Objectives

  • Creating an open dialogue with the youth across all skill training centres to hear their views, ideas, opportunities and recommendations which could help the Ministry in scaling the existing programs and improve overall efficiency of its projects.
  • It is intended to identify and rectify the gaps so that all skill development programs are aligned to the current demands and help in creating a skilled workforce for the future

Key highlights

  • Kaushal Yuva Samwaad is being organized across all Skill India training centres, namely, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKK), Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Polytechnics, Institutes under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Jan Shikshan Sansthans, DDU-GKY Centres and other fee-based training centres across the country. 
  • As per the mandate, each training centre must invite a minimum of 20 candidates to participate in the dialogue. 
  • Post the dialogue, the recommendations from the Kaushal Yuva Samwaad are to be submitted to the Ministry

Significance 

  • Kaushal Yuva Samvaad will be the platform to discuss potential issues and solutions from the candidates’ perspective and will give the concerned Ministry the perspective to match the aspirations of the youth with the offerings of Skill India

World Youth Skills Day (WYSD)

  • To raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly commemorates July 15th every year, as World Youth Skills Day (WYSD).
  • Theme for 2019 is Learning to learn for life and work
  • This UN designated day seeks to generate greater awareness of and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education, and training and development of marketable skills relevant to both local and global economies.
  • The aim of WYSD is to advocate for skills as an important factor to improve young people’s transitions to decent work, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing today’s most challenging global issues.
  • The World Youth Skills Day emphasizes the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in providing youth with the opportunities to develop their competencies and accelerate their transition to work