Today is World Youth Skills Day 2017!
July 15th was designated World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, but was first celebrated in 2015.
It was established for the following reasons:
WorldSkills International, the global hub for Skills Excellence and Development, has since partnered with UNESCO-UNEVOC to encourage countries around the world, and its own members, to observe World Youth Skills Day by hosting special events/activities to mark the occasion.
The TVET Council is Barbados’ representative at WorldSkills International. Therefore, as part of WYSD activities, the TVET Council will host a livestream panel discussion on Friday, July 21st at 8 p.m. on its Facebook pages: WorldSkills Barbados and the TVET Council Barbados. (https://www.facebook.com/worldskillsbarbados/ or https://www.facebook.com/tvetcouncilbarbados/).
The theme of the discussion is Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) - The way Forward. The four member-panel will be:
The moderator will be Meshia Clarke of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA).
Join us on Facebook as we discuss TVET - The way forward. The topics will include:
Be part of the worldwide discussion on how to make skills development and excellence part of the converation for improving Barbados' education system to meet the needs of a 21st century economy and workforce. (PR/TVET Council Barbados)