World Youth Skills Day: Canada say Stronger Youth, Better Canada

World Youth Skills Day: Canada say Stronger Youth, Better Canada

On 14 July, the Canadian Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Diversity Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced an investment for Skills Canada. This investment of more than $27 million is under the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy to give the youth of Canada a platform, a place to develop necessary skills for skills trades. Also, the investment is a way to show that the youth of Canada are of much value, announced in advance of World Youth Skills Day. 

After receiving the appropriate training, these young people would be better eligible for jobs and employers will also start hiring them actively. 

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World Youth Skills Day 

Back in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared World Youth Skills Day to be celebrated on 15th July every year. This is the time to honor the youth around the world and this year, Canada is celebrating the day energetically. 

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Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Diversity Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough announced a big announcement for the youth of Canada, although a day in advance. Minister Qualtrough announced that the Government of Canada will be investing for Skills Canada, under the Canadian Apprenticeship Strategy. 

The investment is larger than $27 million and it will be made over the next 5 years. Moreover, the investment is set to mainly support Skills Canada’s ‘Engaging youth in the skilled trades through competitions and career exploration’. This special project will help the youth of Canada explore different careers in skilled trades as well as technology. 

How will this Investment help Youth?

The aim of this project, Skills Canada believes the youth along with underrepresented groups in Canada would get hands-on experience when it comes to exploring careers in skilled trades and technology. Here, the underrepresented groups include women, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, Indigenous people, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and racialized youth in the field of skilled trades and technology. 

Moreover, the Government of Canada is aiming to spread awareness about career opportunities in skilled trades and technology. This may make the youth in Canada start considering skilled trades and technology as a potential career path. 

In turn, Canada would benefit from this enhancement as more youth would be looking for jobs in this sector. Hence, a reduction in labor shortage. Thus, the reason why Canada is making the investment and helping the youth grow. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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