Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates winners of WorldSkills Competition 2022, launches IndiaSkills 2023-24

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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates winners of WorldSkills Competition 2022, launches IndiaSkills 2023-24
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates winners of WorldSkills Competition 2022, launches IndiaSkills 2023-24

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates winners of WorldSkills Competition 2022, launches IndiaSkills 2023-24Bengaluru, October 19, 2023: Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship felicitated 18 candidates from India, applauding their excellent abilities and expertise displayed on the World Skills Competition 2022 Special Edition. India participated in 50 expertise and secured 11th place with 2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals and 13 Medallion for Excellence. The winners and their skilled trainers had been honoured with certificates and money prizes throughout a grand occasion.

The Hon’ble Minister, Shri Pradhan additionally took this momentous event to announce the graduation of IndiaSkills 2023-24, the nation’s most important and awaited National Skill Competition. With this, the candidates can enrol themselves on Skill India Digital platform. The occasion was graced by Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman UGC, Shri Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Prof. T. G Sitharam, Chairman AICTE, Ms. Trishaljit Sethi, Director General (Training), and Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International.

WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition was the official alternative for WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, cancelled in May because of the pandemic. Deviating from its unique format, the talent competitions had been held over 12 weeks in 15 nations and areas between 7 September and 26 November 2022.

Winners of Silver Medals had been rewarded with the money prize of Rs. 8 lakh, whereas their specialists obtained Rs. 3 lakh. The Bronze class winners had been offered with Rs. 6 lakh, and their specialists with Rs. 2 lakh. The candidates and specialists who obtained the Medallion for Excellence had been rewarded with money prizes of Rs. 2 lakh and Rs. 1 lakh, respectively.

Speaking on the event, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship stated, “Under the management of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, we’ve got been giving equal significance to competencies, utilized information, and hands-on coaching to steer within the 21st century. The talent competitions characterize a key element of our skilling system, enhancing the employability and market acceptance of India’s youth, who play a pivotal function in nation-building. With the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 formalizing the mixing of talent growth with training, I’m assured that MSDE will broaden the canvas of India’s participation in WorldSkills 2023-24 and end throughout the high 10 positions. I urge {industry}, academia, and policymakers to work collectively and make talent growth a jan-andolan (folks’s motion) for realizing the imaginative and prescient of making India a developed nation by 2047.”

At the occasion, the winners additionally shared their inspiring tales of how they fought towards all odds, together with the lethal pandemic, to journey to international nations and compete towards the world’s greatest candidates of their respective trades, displaying unwavering dedication and an timeless ardour. Their exuberance and enthusiasm haven’t solely been a supply of inspiration but additionally a driving drive to encourage others to compete at each the state and nationwide ranges.

The forty sixth WorldSkills was initially deliberate for 2021 and was postponed in 2020 because of the pandemic. The particular version welcomed greater than 400,000 guests, over 84 days at 29 separate occasions. Almost 1,000 Competitors from 56 Member nations and areas competed in 62 talent competitions.

India participated in 50 expertise with 56 opponents and 50 specialists and witnessed 19% of feminine participation in expertise which had been historically carried out by males like welding, plumbing and heating, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Electronics, and Bricklaying. This is in alignment with Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of harnessing Nari Shakti for the event of the nation.

Team India additionally participated in six new future expertise listed as underneath Industry 4.0, Robot System Integration, Additive Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Mobile Applications Development, Digital Construction.

Furthermore, the transition from thirty ninth place in World Skills Competition 2011 to eleventh place in 2022 displays the evolving want for multi-industry coaching amongst youth to broaden the horizons of their careers and equip the workforce with various talent units to extend their employability within the present job market. Skill competitions are additionally breaking the gender barrier and vital quantity of feminine participations in expertise historically carried out by males like welding, plumbing & heating, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Electronics, Bricklaying, Renewable Energy, Industry 4.0, Mechatronics, and Robot System Integration.

Additionally, the launch of India Skills Competition 2023-24 meets the aspiration of younger India by selling world requirements of expertise, offering competitiveness, and inspiring innovation. The competitors will probably be held in additional than 15 sectors together with automotive, electronics, inexperienced jobs and manufacturing with opponents competing in trades like Autobody Repair, CNC Milling, Additive Manufacturing, Robot System Integration, Water Technology, and Renewable Energy.

Skill championships like WorldSkills or India Skills are instrumental in advancing the careers of rising professionals by providing them a platform to show their expertise with perfection. It additionally facilitates cooperation amongst governments, {industry}, and academia to shut the talent hole and put together the youth for the ever-evolving job market. Going ahead, such endeavours will be capable of assist the Indian youth attain world-class requirements of competence, excellence, and productiveness.

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