Participate in India’s Skill Competition, IndiaSkills 2020 and get a chance to represent India at WorldSkills Shanghai 2021
When Faruk Ahmed ran away from home at the age of 16, little did he know he would go on to represent his country one day. Scared from confronting his father about his exam result, Farukh ended up boarding a train to Bengaluru. After spending sleepless nights at shelter homes, Farukh met a steward at a baking academy. Unknown to the world of baking, he joined the house-keeping staff. With his observant eyes and mind, Farukh’s chemistry with baking thus began.
Mastering his skills in baking, Farukh went on to represent India at the WorldSkills International Competition at Kazan, Russia. August 27, 2019 remains fresh in his memory; the Medallion of Excellence, his worthiest possessions.
What may seem like a story of plausibility, Farukh’s life is a testimony of hard work, dedication and endless determination towards his passion of baking. Like Farukh, skill champions of diverse fields have overcome financial, physical and mental difficulties to prove the world that they are no less. Since 2011, National Skill Development Corporation has provided the young brigade of the country a platform to learn, compete and triumph as the ultimate skill champions of the country.
The Global Platform: WorldSkills International Competition
Once in every two years, youth under the age of 25 years come together to compete against each other and rise as the Skill Champions of the World. Countries in the likes of China, Russia, USA, Germany, Australia participate in 56 diverse skills; from autobody repair to mechatronis, mechatronics to cooking, plumbing to mobile robotics. The legacy of WorldSkills, that began in 1950, brings together educators, industry, national governments, international organizations, world leaders to provide the best global benchmark for vocational systems.
The competitors of WorldSkills are now entrepreneurs, leading multi-national corporations, innovating solutions but more importantly, creating an impact. The platform has changed their life and each of them is ensuring more lives are transformed, dreams are turned into reality and further aspirations are met.
At the latest WorldSkills Competition held in August 2019 at Kazan, Russia, over 1,300 competitors participated from 63 countries. The Indian contingent competed in 44 skills closing with record-breaking results; one gold in water technology, one silver in web technology, two bronze medals in graphic design technology and jewelry along with 15 Medallions of Excellence. Providing wings to the young, paving the path for aspirations and promoting the value of skills is what the platform of IndiaSkills aims to do.
Discovering the Skill Stars of India
With the next WorldSkills Competition set to be in Shanghai, China in 2021, the Indian team needs to come back stronger. To discover the talent from the very grassroots of the country, NSDC under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship organizes skill competitions at district, state, regional and then, at national level with the support of state governments and industry. These competitions also enable the corporates to benchmark their skilling standards to that of the global level. Young competitors for Shanghai 2021 must be born on or after 1 January 1999 for all skills apart from Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Water Technology, IT Network Cabling where competitors must be born on or after 1 January 1996.
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