World Youth Skills Day: Open data to foster learning opportunities
Today we celebrate World Youth Skills Day to encourage young people all around the world to obtain skills for personal success and make their dreams come true. This year highlights the essential role of teachers, trainers and other educators in providing skills for youth to transition to the labour market and actively engage in today’s world.
The right skills bring several benefits, such as better job opportunities and broader possibilities to fully engage in society. This is why the European Commission has designated2023 as the European Year of Skills. It aims to address skills shortages in the EU, promote reskilling and upskilling and help people acquire the right skills for quality jobs.
To develop the right skills, open data initiatives can support teachers, trainers and educators as well as the people learning the skills. For example, the TuvaLabs platform aims to enable all students to enjoy learning math and science through the lens of the real world. The platform enables people to improve their data analytical and data literacy skills by making it possible to visually explore and analyse data in various forms, ask questions about the data and use it for decision-making. Students can learn by doing, exploring, manipulating and analysing data while using graphing and statistical tools.
Let’s harness the potential of young people and support them in acquiring the right skills to fully engage in society. Curious to know more about open data and skills initiatives? Learn about the key highlights of the data.europa academy webinar on ‘The European Year of Skills and the role of open data’.