The first ever national painting skill competition!
From August – December, 2016
It is the constant endeavour of the PCSC to increase interest levels in skill training so as to reach out to painters in the trade by attracting good candidates to the sector and to make jobs in the sector “aspirational”. One such initiative is the “Painting Skill Competition”.
As an activity of the PCSC supported by its promoter The Indian Paint Association, PCSC will draw up the “how to” and conduct the competition, starting with defining the contest details, eligibility criteria, defining contest locations right upto the evaluation for the 2 categories chosen – Architectural Painting and Wood Polishing. Details of the competition are available on the PCSC website and various paint associations.
The competition will be based on the outcome of the display of skill and not on the basis of the QP/N0S as developed by PCSC. Since for most companies, the painters are an essential part of their marketing activity, a properly designed, competition with categories of interest forms the bedrock of this competition.
India Skills is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Skill competitions in various sectors are conducted at regional levels as part of the event and the winner competes for national level championship which select the person to represent the country at the WorldSkills competition. The event was held in Delhi as a part of the Skill India Week from 15th – 17th July 2016.
Paints and Coatings sector was not one of the nineteen categories in the competitive part of the event this year, but it participated through demonstrating examples of excellence in decorative paintings. Kansai Nerolac Paints was the sponsor for this skill demonstration.
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. The competition will be conducted on lines of the World Skills competition being conducted bi-annually