Over the past decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of more and better jobs for young people a top priority worldwide. Unless vigorous action is taken, global community may confront the legacy of a lost generation. Overcoming the youth employment crisis is fundamental to the evolution towards wealthier economies, fairer societies and stronger democracies.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reiterates the internationally-agreed target of full and productive employment and decent work for young people. Despite some progress, effectively implementing a successful approach to youth employment remains a challenge. In this context, ILO is confronted with an increasing demand from member countries for assistance.
The ILO adopted in 2012 the Resolution 'The youth employment crisis: A Call for Action' which contains principles and a set of policy measures guiding constituents in shaping national strategies and action on youth employment. The Call for Action suggests that a multi-pronged and balanced approach that takes into consideration the diversity of countries is the desired way to respond to the highest global priority of generating decent jobs for youth. This approach should foster pro-employment growth and decent job creation through economic policies; education, training and skills; labour market policies and institutions; entrepreneurship and self-employment; and respect of rights at work for young people.
As part of a larger ILO response to the requests from governments and social partners, the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme and the ITCILO are offering the course 'Decent Work for Youth – A course for policy makers and practitioners'. The course draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity building and policy and technical advisory services on youth employment. This year’s edition, without neglecting the importance of appropriate action throughout the policy cycle, will focus on the challenge of successful implementation of policies that support the creation of more and better jobs for young women and men.
The overall objective of the course is to develop the capacity of ILO constituents and other policy makers and practitioners to tackle the multi-faceted youth employment challenge through sound youth employment policies and programmes adapted to national circumstances.
This workshop is designed to provide information and allow the sharing of good practice regarding existing mechanisms for financing training and the necessary conditions for acquiring appropriate funding for skills development. It provides opportunities for South-South dialogue and for international agencies to share lessons learnt and new ideas. It adopts an exhaustive approach to financial initiatives.
Directors of public and private training institutions; representatives of national and sectoral training funds; representatives of employers'/ workers' organizations active in TVET; representatives of ministries of labour and education (when dealing with technical education); representatives of ministries of finance. A gender-balanced participation is sought.
The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world that truly reflects global industry. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions in WorldSkills Member countries and regions. They demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and/or perform in their workplace