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IndiaSkills 2023-24


Recently, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched IndiaSkills 2023-24 and commended the World Skills Competition (WSC) 2022 winners.


GS II: Government policies and Interventions

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. IndiaSkills 2023-24
  2. WorldSkills Competition

IndiaSkills 2023-24:

  • Objective: IndiaSkills 2023-24 is a skill development competition designed to enhance and nurture individuals’ skills in various domains. It prepares participants for both national and international skill competitions.
  • Precursor to WorldSkills: IndiaSkills serves as a precursor to the WorldSkills competition. Outstanding participants at the national level in IndiaSkills move on to compete at the global event, WorldSkills.
Key Objectives:
  • Aligning Skills with Market Needs: Emphasizes the importance of developing employable skills that are in sync with industry requirements.
  • Bridging Skill Gaps: Aims to identify and bridge skill gaps by focusing on mapping industry-specific skills, reducing the disparity between academic qualifications and practical competencies.
  • Competency Development: Provides equal emphasis on developing competencies, applied knowledge, and practical training to equip individuals to excel in the 21st century.

WorldSkills Competition:

Organizer: The WorldSkills Competition is organized by WorldSkills International and is held every two years, involving participation from 86 member countries.

Benchmark for Excellence: It serves as a benchmark for evaluating vocational excellence, offering an objective means to assess high performance in various skills.

India’s Performance in WSC 2022:
  • India took part in 50 skills and achieved its highest-ever ranking, securing the 11th position.
  • India earned 2 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals, and 13 Medallions for Excellence in various skills such as hotel receptionist, mechatronics, mobile robotics, water technology, bakery, web technologies, and more.
  • The Indian competitors were selected through the IndiaSkills Competition 2021 and received training under WorldSkills India Experts and trainers.

December 2023