World Youth Skills Day – Saturday July 15, 2023


What is World Youth Skills Day?  

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared July 15 as World Youth Skills Day, to spotlight the challenges and opportunities that young people face with employment. 

On World Youth Skills Day, let us unite in recognising the potential of young people as catalysts for change and commit to providing them with the skills and opportunities they need to build a prosperous and sustainable world for all. Together, we can shape a brighter future where no young person is left behind.
– United Nations 

This year’s theme 

This year’s annual theme is:  

Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future 

The annual theme highlights the essential role that teachers, trainers and other educators play in providing skills for youth to transition to the labour market and to actively engage in their communities and societies. 

CVGT Employment empowers youth for a transformative future

If you’re not sure about your career journey, that’s OK! Our youth employment team can help you find the right path for you.  

By connecting with CVGT’s Youth Employment Services you can get help to finish your studies, manage your life and health and be ready to launch your career.  

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship or traineeship, or benefit from the assistance of a youth employment mentor- all for free!  

Discover our youth employment services

Group Training  

Group Training  

Start building your career with an apprenticeship or traineeship with CVGT Employment  

If you’ve just finished school, are looking at changing careers, an apprenticeship or traineeship might be the solution you’ve been looking for. 

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Are you aged 15 to 24 and living in Victoria? 
On leaving school there are many paths to take – further study, travel, learning a trade or getting a job. 
 There are times when you need help and support to get you on track and heading in the right direction. 

Workforce Australia - Transition to work 

Workforce Australia – Transition to work 

FREE youth employment support  

Struggling at school?  Need support to manage your life? Want to build your confidence and plan the first steps in your career?  
Find the path that’s right for you with the support of our team. Work or study, we’ve got your back!  

Success stories

A look at our success stories that highlight the successes of our amazing youth participants.

Laura gets YConnect-ed to Woolworths

Laura was lost during the COVID-19 lockdowns.   But during 2021, she chose to join CVGT Employment’s YConnect program to help find her way.  After working with her employment mentor Vanessa, she landed her first job at Woolworths. I am very grateful for Vanessa’s help and for the YConnect program overall.They supported me during the process…

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CVGT Employment and partners work together to create Perri’s dream job – and Perri loves it

Perri loves nothing more than serving you a coffee with a smile at the Aquarena Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Perri, who has Down Syndrome, joined the CVGT Employment’s Specialist Disability Employment Team (SDET) program in 2022. It was during the Pathway to Independence program that Perri and her disability support service provider Onemda agreed she…

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Maureen secures work alongside her mates

CVGT Australia first met Maureen when she finished school and needed support to map out a work and study plan. She heard her friends were part of CVGT Australia’s YConnect program, and were all enjoying their jobs, newfound independence and continued support. CVGT Australia youth employment mentor Lina met regularly with Maureen to discuss her…

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