Join us to boost youth employment by equipping 5 million young people with digital skills

Today, most jobs require some level of digital skills. Key growth areas alone have created demand for tens of millions of jobs around the world. These jobs often go unfilled due to skills shortages. Launched by partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, the Campaign recognizes that investing in youth by developing their digital skills is a win-win strategy: It addresses the skills gap by increasing young people's employability, creating quality jobs, and sparking innovation across all sectors in the digital economy. 


Entity

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

United Nations system entity

Partners

  • Code for All Portugal
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • IT Step Academy
  • Laboratoria
  • Microsoft
  • Multilateral Investment Fund - Inter-American Development Bank
  • Switch Maven
  • Blossom Academy

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

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Join the Campaign and be part of the solution

To make a commitment please contact digital.inclusion@itu.int or decentjobsforyouth@ilo.org. Possible actions include:

  • Introduce demand-driven digital skills curricula in education, apprenticeships and other youth skills development programmes
  • Boost quality of teaching and training of digital skills
  • Build links between digital skills training providers and employers to  foster job placement
  • Deliver or fund digital skills development programmes for youth, including programmes targeting young women
  • Partner with us to implement digital skills projects at country and regional level
  • Equip young entrepreneurs in the digital economy with digital skills to start and grow their businesses
  • Create jobs for young people with digital skills
  • Organize or take part in global, regional or local campaigns to spark youth’s interest in digital skills.

Why join?

  1. Gain global recognition as a Digital Skills Champion by positioning your Campaign pledge as a direct commitment in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Access expertise, networks, and the latest knowledge and best practices from a worldwide alliance committed to creating decent jobs for youth.
  3. Increase your visibility through promotional activities by partners of Decent Jobs for Youth.
  4. Create synergies with partners and increase global impact on youth employment through digital skills.

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