New Delhi, February 9, 2018
With an aim to motivate the youth to pursue vocational education and to provide global exposure to them, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, is inviting candidates from across states to register and demonstrate their talent at IndiaSkills Competition 2018. NSDC is one of its kind initiatives established with an objective to facilitate skill training in partnership with private training providers.
IndiaSkills Competition, an initiative of NSDC, is the country’s first national skills competition. Through its initiative, NSDC has been leading the country’s participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011. It is a biennial competition which provides a platform where youths can display their skills with utmost perfection and make India proud.
Any skilled person born on or after 1st January 1997 could participate in any of the skills with the exception to aircraft maintenance, manufacturing team challenge and mechatronics, where the candidate should have been born on or after 1st January 1994.
The various categories in which youths can showcase their talent are as follows: brick laying, wall & floor tiling, electronics, wielding, web designing, graphic designing, beauty therapy, cooking, IT software solution for business, etc. The last day for registration is February 15, 2018.
A registration portal will be opened for participating in IndiaSkills Competitions in partnership with state governments. The State governments will be conducting district and local competitions in each state to select the best skilled person from their respective states. The state champions will be called for regional competitions where they will be showcasing their skills in that particular region. After the regional competitions, the top scorer will make it to the IndiaSkills Competitions ie National Competitions.
“Last year at the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, India registered its best ever performance, thanks to the skilled youth and their expert trainers who represented our country. We would like to accelerate the momentum and achieve new milestones at the next year’s WorldSkills competition in Russia. This could be possible only with the untiring efforts and sustained excellence of our youth. I, therefore, invite the young skilled Indians to apply for the IndiaSkills 2018 and test their mettle against the best in the country,” said Jayant Krishna, ED & COO, National Skill Development Corporation.