To raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2015. WYSD celebrations coincide with an important year of setting the agenda for the future: a new climate agreement and the adoption of the Sustainable Development goals are just around the corner. That is why this year’s theme is “Youth skills for work and life in the post-2015 agenda”. WYSD is in line with the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, which propose two goals on education and skills for employment:

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

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On the occasion of the first ever World Youth Skills Day on 15th July 2015, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) will launch the SKILL INDIA Campaign and unveil the new “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015”, and roll out on all-India basis the Ministry’s flagship scheme, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojana – PMKVY” – the pilot phase of which has already begun.

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The live telecast will be shared and you are requested to take a skills pledge to build an India that will be the global capital of skills.

As part of the Association of the Indian Universities –Confederation of Indian Industries-Talent Assessment Company Wheebox partnership on the India Skills Report, an announcement of the same is to made to all universities and request all affiliated colleges to launch the Wheebox Employability Skills Test.

All are requested to register on