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It’s World Youth Skills Day 2021!

Today we’re celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2021, and this year’s theme is ‘Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic.’ One of the aims of World Youth Skills Day 2021 is to assess the situation of young people, regarding skills and work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic by learning how they have been living through the crisis and highlighting success stories of youth innovation and resilience.

Created by the General Assembly in 2014, World Youth Skills Day is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training institutions, threatening the continuity of skills development. It is estimated that nearly 70% of the world’s learners have been affected by school closures across education levels.

Prior to the current crisis, young people aged 15-24 were three times more likely than adults to be unemployed, and women were more likely to be underemployed and under-paid.

In post-COVID-19 societies, as young people are called upon to contribute to the recovery effort, they will need to be equipped with the skills to successfully manage evolving challenges and the resilience to adapt to future disruptions.

Rising youth unemployment is one of the most significant problems facing economies and societies in today’s world, for developed and developing countries alike. 

That is why receiving a good education and training is essential. However, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people, and surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youths have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy.

At Abicare we are very pleased to have young carers working for us- we provide full training and we have a free E-learning platform which everyone can use to develop their skills in a number of areas. We encourage all our staff to progress within the company and we have a number of young carers who have worked their way throughout the business to become team leaders, local office managers and regional managers.  

To find out more about becoming a carer with Abicare, and why you should join us, visit https://www.abicare.co.uk/careers-in-care/

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” Nelson Mandela