World Youth Skills Day, celebrates 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 (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, 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.
World Youth Skills Day 2021 celebrates the resilience and creativity of youth during and after the COVID-19 Crises. ILO estimates show that globally, youth employment fell 8.7 per cent in 2020, compared with 3.7 per cent for adults, with the most pronounced fall seen in middle-income countries. The consequences of this disruption to the early labour market experiences of youth could last for years. It takes place in a challenging context, with the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the widespread disruption of the TVET sector.
In commemoration of United Nations World Youth Skills Day, 2021, theme “REIMAGINING YOUTH SKILLS POST-PANDEMIC”, Lola Cater For The Needy Foundation (LC4NF) in collaboration with YALI Network, Ogun State, Nigeria organized a 5 day entrepreneurship class for youths.
The classes which are currently taking place virtually with young people registered from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, The Gambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, China, INDIA, Niger, Qatar and Uganda.
The classes are on;
- POS/ VTU
- Video Editing
- 3D Animation
- Graphics Designs
- Digital Marketing
- Web Development
- Game Development
- Copywriting, Book Cover and Publishing
- Freelancing and Mini Importation and Procurement
- Business and Financial Management, CV writing, Business Plan and proposal etc.