NSDC had identified all the competitors through a series of competitions organised at regional and national levels over the past two years
Team India gears up to participate in the biggest exhibition for skills called WorldSkills Competition, which will be organised in Abu Dhabi from 14 to 19 October 2017. Around 1200 competitors from more than 70 countries will compete across 50 skills at this biennial competition.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has been spearheading India’s participation under WorldSkills India banner at these competitions since 2011. For the upcoming competition, WorldSkills India has selected a team of 28 competitors, who will compete in 26 skills ranging from car painting, brick laying, hair styling, beauty therapy, prototype modeling, auto body repair, visual merchandising, mobile robotics, CNC Turing, welding among others.
NSDC had identified all the competitors through a series of competitions organised at regional and national levels over the past two years. Post which all the candidates have undergone extensive training with Industry partners, which has helped them improve their skills before the competition. A large number of candidates have also travelled overseas to train under the guidance of some of the best trainers and experts available internationally.
Sharing his thoughts on WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, Mr Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “Most of our competitors come from a very humble background and have worked very hard to earn themselves a place in this contingent. They will now represent India at the biggest skills competition in the world, which will help them benchmark their skills against their peers in other countries.”