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Team India gears up to participate at the biggest exhibition for skills, WorldSkills Competition popularly known as “Skill Olympics” in the world, which will be organized in Abu Dhabi from 14th to 19th October 2017. More than 1200 competitors from 70+ countries will compete across 50 skills at this biennial competition. 6 candidates from Bangalore viz., Varun Hanumanth Gowda, Thathimakula Armugam Anand Kumar, Marshal Lazar Wilson, Mohit Dudeja, Kiran Sudhakar and Nitish Kumar represent India at the WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has been spearheading India’s participation under WorldSkills since 2011. For the upcoming competition, WorldSkills India has selected a team of 28 competitors, who will compete in 26 skills ranging from car painting, brick laying, hair styling, beauty therapy, proto-type modeling, auto body repair, visual merchandizing, mobile robotics, CNC Turing, welding among others.
Congratulating the candidates representing India at WorldSkills 2017, Mr Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “On behalf of NSDC, we would like to congratulate the candidates for being selected as one of the finalists to represent India at the WordSkills competition. Representing India on a global platform is a matter of great pride and honour for all our competitors, many of whom come from very humble background. We are elated to see them develop and utilize their skills with dedication, enthusiasm and passion. We are confident that Bangalore candidates and all others will perform their best at the competition and make India proud.”
“Our competitors are great ambassadors for skills in India and will motivate many in the society to hone a skill and contribute positively towards nation building”, he further added.
NSDC had identified all the competitors through a series of competitions organized at regional and national levels over the past two years. Post which all the candidates have undergone extensive training with Industry partners, which has helped them improve their skills before the competition. Many candidates have also travelled overseas to get trained under the guidance of some of the best trainers and experts available internationally.