Online registrations for IndiaSkills 2020, the biennial competition to scout talent from the country, organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been extended till December 31st, 2019. The competition is aimed at encouraging the country’s youth to aspire to attain world class skills and compete at the global stage. Competition will be conducted across 28 states and 9 Union Territories and the winners will get a chance to compete at WorldSkills International Competition Shanghai 2021.
The IndiaSkills competition will provide India’s skilled youth with a platform to showcase their abilities at regional and national level competitions across over 50 skills. Regional legs of the competitions are organized across the four zones, culminating at the national competition in Delhi. Winners of IndiaSkills will then get a chance to represent the country at the WorldSkills International Competition to be held in China in 2021.
Interested candidates can register online- www.worldskillsindia.co.in. The age limit for the competition is anyone born on or after 1 January 1999. The youth can choose participation in over 50 skill trades such as mechatronics, manufacturing team challenge, aeronautical engineering, cloud computing, cyber security, baking, beauty therapy, hairdressing, carpentry, water technology and IT network cabling among others. Post the skill competitions held at district, state and regional level, IndiaSkills National Competition will be organized in 2020. The competitions will be organized by states and will be supported by National Skill Development Corporation, in partnership Sector Skill Councils, Industry Partners, Corporates and Academic Organizations. Alongside IndiaSkills Competitions, Abilympics, Olympics of Abilities will also be organized, specifically designed for specially-abled individuals to express their unique talents.
The last IndiaSkills competition was organized in 2018, wherein 22 states and more than 100 corporates participated, that gave 355 competitors a chance to display their skills across various skill competitions.
Who can apply for IndiaSkills 2020?
1. Interested and eligible candidates must be born on or after 1 January 1999 for all skills apart from mechatronics, manufacturing team challenge, aeronautical engineering, cloud computing, cyber security and water technology, IT network cabling where competitors must be born on or after 1 January 1996.
2. Mobile robotics, cyber security, landscape gardening, concrete construction work, and mechatronics are team skill competitions where a team of 2 individuals is required for the competition.
For more details, visit https://worldskillsindia.co.in/worldskill/world/