Global Skills Academy

Free and high-quality online trainings offered by members
of the Global Education Coalition, curated by UNESCO.
We aim to help ten million young people build skills for
employability and resilience by 2029.

How it works

UNESCO’s specialized institute for technical and vocational education and training (UNEVOC) will match learners with Academy trainings by leveraging partnerships with over 250 vocational centers located in more than 160 countries.


Why it is needed

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused high levels of unemployment and young people are the most affected. They are over-represented in the hardest-hit sectors of the economy and the ILO estimates that even young people who still have jobs have seen their working hours cut by nearly 25 per cent. The Global Skills Academy provides one-stop access to trainings that can help young people develop skills for employment. The selected trainings also seek to impart skills that can accelerate a needed transition to more inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies.


What's next

Global Education Coalition members propose trainings and other contributions, and, upon UNESCO validation, they are featured here. UNESCO will also be making changes to the website to share more detailed information about the trainings and expected learning outcomes.

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Contributions & Interventions

Offered by Global Education Coalition members

Partners on this initiative

Blackboard | Coursera | Cisco | Dior | Festo | Fundación Telefónica | Generation Global | Huawei | IBM | ILO | ITU | Microsoft | OECD | Orange | OutSystems | Pix | Siemens Stiftung | TGS | WHO