HEART/NSTA Jamaica - World Youth Skills Day 2021

July 15, 2021  |  10:00a.m. (Bogota)

About the Event

The HEART/NSTA Trust remains committed to the mandate of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET in providing access to training for all, and in the delivery of high quality, relevant and effective programmes. We continue to mobilize TVET training communities in developing policies and practices for improved skills training, thereby contributing to increased opportunities for employment. Emphasis has also been placed on education for sustainable development and the transition to sustainable livelihood for all.

On the 15th of July, the HEART/NSTA Trust’s UNEVOC Centre in collaboration with WorldSkills Jamaica will join the global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). “This day aims to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship” (United Nations, 2021).

The impact of COVID-19 has affected youths, in-person skills and many TVET processes worldwide.  This year’s theme “Reimagining Youth Skills Post Pandemic” places emphasis on the need for continuous growth and development of TVET to foster sustainable development. It also encourages innovation, creativity, problem solving, analytical and critical thinking and a resilient labour force equipped with the ability to adapt to unforeseen changes. As a UNEVOC Centre, the HEART/NSTA Trust will participate in these celebrations, with the aim of continuing the great efforts and support for TVET’s lifelong development.


Youth in Skill Panel

This will feature selected students from varying HEART institutions to sit in a panel discussion regarding their experiences in TVET, changes since COVID-19 and how they see themselves as professionals in the working world.

Youth in Agriculture Panel

This will feature four young panellists from the Agriculture Industry who have been popular and successful in their endeavours. The discussion will focus on Agriculture as a legitimate profession for young people.

Institution Exhibitions

This will feature videos from institutions which will be presentations exhibition style, skills from their institutions.

Kingston Creatives showcase

This will feature a showcase of “creative youth” in action.

Skills Trivia

This will be a friendly competition among trainees in TVET

TVET vox pop

This will feature trainees across the island explaining the impact of COVID-19 on their training experience.

TVET in action

Borderless TVET – Trainee cultural exchange

MSME Showcase

Showcasing entrepreneurial aspects of TVET in action


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