IndiaSkills – National Skills Competition – is an initiative of MSDE and NSDC, to create nationwide awareness and participation in various skills. It is a biennial event.
Skill competitions, in various sectors, are conducted at regional levels as part of the event and the winner competes for national level championship which selects the candidate/s to represent the country at the WorldSkills International competition.
Paints and Coatings Skill Council (PCSC) supports the skill for “Painting and Decorating” by designing the competition right from the district/ town level to the National Skill Competition. The test project for the competition and assessment criteria is based on the WorldSkills standards.
PCSC is also involved in capacity building of trainers and assessors – to train the candidates and assess the performance as per WorldSkills standards.
PCSC also provides training to the selected candidates to prepare him/ her for competing in the international competition. The training is carried out with the support of industry partners.
The next IndiaSkills competition will be held in 2020 and the WorldSkills International competition will be held in Shanghai in September 2021. The nominations for IndiaSkills 2020 competition has been closed.
WorldSkills, founded in 1950, is the global hub for skills development and excellence. WorldSkills brings youth, industries and educators together to give the youth a chance to compete, experience and learn how to become the best in the skill of their choice.
WorldSkills has 75 Member countries and regions.
WordSkills India – an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, has been leading the country’s participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011.
In a nutshell, the activity intends to
Recognise and award excellence in paint application and reflect best practice in the relevant domain
Provide a platform to showcase talent of participants
Encourage youth of the country make a career in paint application by making it aspirational.