India Skills 2021

India’s biggest skill competition, India Skills 2021 will be held at India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from January 6-10, 2022.

The national competition will be organised by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency for skill and entrepreneurship development working under the guidance of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

Under Skill India Mission, the country’s biggest skill competition will bring together more than 500 participants from 26 states/ union territories, covering 54 skills such as beauty therapy, cyber security, floristry, autobody repair, cloud computing, water technology, painting and decorating, health and social care, among others.

“Seven new-age skills — robot systems integration, additive manufacturing, digital construction, industry 4.0, renewable energy, mobile applications development, and industrial design technology — have been introduced to the competition this year, keeping pace with the emerging technologies,” said a press statement.

Witnessing over 2.5 lakh registrations, India Skills 2021 began with district and state-level competitions in August-September.

The state-level competitions were conducted across 26 states/ UTs.

This was followed by four regional competitions for East (Patna), West (Gandhinagar), North (Chandigarh) and South (Visakhapatnam), where 1,500 competitors pitted their skills against each other to qualify for the national round.

The 500+ finalists from the four regionals will now be exhibiting their skills at the national level competition to vie for a gold and a silver medal in each skill category.

Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, NSDC said, “India Skills Competition aims to create a pool of talented and skilled workforce, who will fuel the economic growth of the country.”

“The competition offers a national platform to the youth and exposure to global training standards. It is a step towards discovering the power of skills and making vocational training aspirational for the youth,” Tiwari added.

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