India Skills Kerala 2020: Success stories on world stage source of inspiration for participants

India Skills Kerala 2020 could find a ticket for the national and international competitions

Youngsters from Kerala who won accolades at World Skills 2019 at Kazan, Russia, are now inspiring a whole lot of ambitious youths to demonstrate their ability as the state-level winners in the ensuing India Skills Kerala 2020 could find a ticket for the national and international competitions.

Organized by Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) under the Department of Labour & skills and Industrial Training Department, the multi-tier event this year has doubled the number of competitions, covering a wide range of vocational and non-vocational skills.

Combining his rare talent in draftsmanship with hard work and focus, Nidhin Prem from Ernakulam won the Medallion for Excellence in 3-D Game Art at Kazan. Nidhin is now working as a 3-D artist in a Pune-based company.

The achievement of Jibin Williams from Kuthiayathod in Alappuzha is equally inspiring. He picked up his skills from hands-on experience as a stage decorator, while doing Civil Draftsman’s course in ITI. As he went for training in Mumbai, he found an opportunity to fine-tune his craft by competing with florists from China, Russia and Thailand, which helped him pick up a job as florist in an event management company.

Participation in the Kazan event, where he stood fourth in Wall and Floor Tiling, proved to be a turning point for Muhammad Rabith from Malappuram, as it helped him to become the Skill Development Trainer in a major firm.

The success stories of youngsters from Kerala on the world stage at Kazan are inspiring the participants to put up creditable performances in the coming rounds of India Skills Kerala 2020 competitions.

The district-level competitions of India Skills Kerala are scheduled from January 15-20, followed by zonal competitions in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode from January 27-31. The state-level finale will be held at Swapna Nagari, Kozhikode from February 22 to 24.

The number of skills in the event this time has been more than doubled to 42 from 20 featured in the previous edition. The state-level winners stand the chance of representing the country in World Skills 2021 at Shanghai, China.

A single-window online system has been put in place for submitting applications for participation. Details can be obtained by visiting www.indiaskillskerala.com or by calling 9496327045. Also, arrangement for registration has been made in all government ITIs across the state.

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