The WorldSkills Competition 2022, conducted in a decentralized mode from September 3, 2022, to November 28, 2022, across Europe, North America, and East Asia after it was cancelled for Shanghai following Covid 19 outbreak earlier, proved good for India as it secured the 11th position by winning 2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals, and 13 Medallions of Excellence and thereby moving up by two ranks from the previous 13th position in 2019.
Among the winners, Nandita Saxena won a silver medal in patisserie and confectionery trade and Anushree Srinivasan bagged a bronze medal in hotel reception skill. ITI qualified competitors also showcased a remarkable performance by winning 2 bronze medals, one each in Prototype modelling and Mechatronics skill apart from winning2 Medallions for Excellence in Autobody repair and Automobile technology skill. India continued its dominance in Water Technology skill by winning a Silver medal.
India participated in 50 skills across industries, several job roles such as hotel receptionist, mechatronics, bakery, web technologies and more with 56 competitors. Among the 56 competitors, 19% (11 competitors) were women which suggests that more women candidates are coming forward and developing skills through global training standards and 20% (12 candidates) were qualified from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). The Indian contingent also had 50 experts, 11 interpreters and seven team managers, led by Col Arun Chandel, Vice President WorldSkills India.
India’s performance in WorldSkills Competition 2022-
|S. No||Skill||Name||Medal||State||Training Institute/Organisation||Competitor’s Education|
|1||Water Technology||Praveen Giri||Silver||Odisha||CV Raman Global University||Pursuing B.Tech|
|2||Patisserie & confectionary||Nandita Saxena||Silver||Karnataka||Lavonne Academy India||Diploma in Culinary Arts|
|3||Prototype Modelling||Likith Kumar YP||Bronze||Karnataka||Toyota Kirloskar||ITI|
|4||Mechatronics||Karthik Gowda||Bronze||Karnataka||Toyota Kirloskar||ITI|
|Akhilesh N||Karnataka||Toyota Kirloskar||ITI|
|5||Hotel Reception||Anushree Srinivasan||Bronze||Tamil Nadu||The Leela||Graduation in Hotel Management|
|6||Graphic design technology||Steven Harris||Medallion||Karnataka||Design Skills Academy||Pursuing B.Des, NIFT|
|7||Bakery||Pratham Sharma||Medallion||Karnataka||Lavonne Academy India||12th Standard|
|8||3d Digital gaming Art||Abhinav Verma||Medallion||Uttrakhand||Lakshya Digital||Diploma in Animation|
|9||Information Network Cabling||Vaisakh||Medallion||Kerala||Optinext Technologies Pvt. Ltd||B.Tech – Electronics|
|10||Web Technologies||Advaith||Medallion||Kerala||Design Skills Academy||Pursuing B.Tech in AI|
|11||Jewellery||Subasis Paul||Medallion||Tamil Nadu||VB Jewellers||High School|
|12||Autobody Repair||Sonu Lather||Medallion||Haryana||Maruti Suzuki||ITI|
|13||Mobile Robotics||Mohammad Siyad||Medallion||Kerala||HunarPro||Pursuing B.Tech|
|14||Health and Social Care||Saraswathy PV||Medallion||Tamil Nadu||Vedanta Skills||Pursuing B.Tech|
|15||Fashion Technology||Divejya||Medallion||Maharashtra||NIFT||Pursuing M.Des, NID|
|16||Hairdressing||Charmi Sen||Medallion||Rajasthan||Blossam Kochchar Academy||Entrepreneur, Hairdresser|
|17||Restaurant Services||Subrat Patel||Medallion||Odisha||WelcomeGroup of Hotel Administration||Diploma in Hotel Administration|
|18||Automobile Technology||Mohammad Salman||Medallion||Maharashtra||Mahindra and Mahindra||ITI|
Skills being the foundation of modern life, from the houses we live in, to the societies we create, is the result of skills. They are the driving force behind successful careers and companies, thriving industries, and economies. Skills keep the world working and the world’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) leaders unite as Members and partners of WorldSkills to advance skills promotion within their own country and region, and around the world. In India, the selection of candidates who represent India on this global stage is carried forward by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Corporation (MSDE) through IndiaSkills Competition, the country’s biggest skill competition.