Global Skills Academy

A mission to support ten million youth and adults from around the world in building skills
for improved employability and resilience by 2029.


How it works

The Global Skills Academy leverages strategic partnerships and mobilizes over 230 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions across 150 countries through UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network. The mission connects individual learners, institutions, and governments to a wide range of training programs offered by UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition partners to support youth and adults in their journeys to developing essential skills and competencies for improved employability and resilience. 

Why it is needed

More than 1/5 of people aged 15-34 globally remain disengaged from education, employment, or training [1]. Moreover, with the rapid technological, economic, and societal transformations happening worldwide, it is crucial for young people to acquire the necessary skills to navigate these challenges effectively and fulfill their potential. To address this issue, the Global Skills Academy supports learners in developing key 21st Century skills including digital, entrepreneurial, and green skills. It provides various training opportunities for skilling, upskilling, and reskilling that are tailored to the fast-evolving labor market.

An ambitious goal

Aligned with the 2022-2029 UNESCO Strategy for TVET: Transforming TVET for successful and just transitions, the Global Skills Academy is scaling up to equip million learners with skills for decent jobs that can accelerate a transition to more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies by 2029. 

[1] World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023, ILO

The Global Education Coalition Fourth Annual Meeting is taking place on Monday, 25 March 2024, 10:00-18:00 GMT+1 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris! 

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Contributions and Interventions

Offered by Global Education Coalition Members




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Partners on this initiative

Aleph Inc. | Anthology Blackboard | Atingi | CISCO | Coursera | Dior | Festo | Fundación Telefónica | Generation Global | HP Foundation | Huawei | IBM | ILO | ITU | Junior Achievement Americas | KPMG | Microsoft | OECD | Orange | OutSystems | Pix | Siemens Stiftung | SkillEd | Technovation | WHO