Youth Skills Day

Categories: Company News, News, Springtelligence|295 words|1.5 min read|By |Published On: July 9th, 2021|

World Youth Skills Day was created back in 2014 at the general assembly of the United Nations. Held each year on 15th July, the event communicates the importance of skills and knowledge for the best chance of success in the working world.

Over the last five years, the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) has increased by around 14 million – to 273 million in 2021. Last year, the effect of COVID on the working world was the main focus of activities in the #skillskeepmoving campaign.

At JB Springs, we are all too aware of the importance of encouraging and supporting the skills of today’s youth. Our interest in contributing to the skills development of aspiring engineers led to the creation of our Springtelligence training initiative.

Springtelligence encompasses informational blogs and videos, which explain technical concepts in spring technology. These resources spark an interest in engineering while supporting and enhancing the existing knowledge of engineering professionals.

In addition to Springtelligence, we regularly take on apprentices who successfully take on key roles and responsibilities. Two examples are Jake Smith and Joe Wright (below left and right respectively) who joined us in 2016 – their graduation in October of 2020 was featured in one of our blog posts.

Jake Smith
Joe Wright

Our Managing Director, Alex, is a STEM Ambassador. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers representing STEM jobs throughout the UK and acting as a valuable resource for young people. The role involves visiting and hosting schools, delivering talks and workshops to inspire the next generation and demonstrate real-life applications.

To find out more about World Youth Skills Day, visit this article on Inspiring the Future’s website: World Youth Skills Day 15th July – Inspiring The Future.