The registrations for India’s first JuniorSkills Championship 2021 has been extended till 30th June 2021. The JuniorSkills competition has been organized by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with CBSE with an aim to create a platform for career guidance and acquiring modern and future skills by school children.
The championship offers competition in 10 skills (vocational courses) and is open to students from class 6th to 12th. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn about different job professions. The winners will get prizes including cash rewards, certificates, tech-aid tools and the top 21 students will get an opportunity to travel to WorldSkills International.
As the daily lives of school students continue to get disrupted in the ongoing pandemic, the extension of the registration deadline comes as a blessing for the students. The championship entitles all CBSE-affiliated schools across India to participate and register their students. The students can register as an individual or the schools can upload bulk entries.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the championship at https://worldskillsindia.co.in/JuniorSkills2021
The championship will be conducted at four levels – Screening, Qualifying, Semi-Final and Final. Amidst the current COVID situation, the first three levels of the championship will be organised online, and the finale is proposed to be conducted on-ground in Delhi. The competition levels will further be classified into three groups.
- Group 1- Class 6th to 8th
- Group 2- Class 9th and 10th
- Group 3- Class 11th and 12th
The championship will provide an opportunity for the young participants to exhibit their talent in emerging vocations such as Web Technologies, IT software solution, Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design, Fashion Technology, Mobile Robotics, Painting and Decorating, Solar Energy, Innovative Business Ideas and Photography. Creating a pipeline of candidates for the forthcoming WorldSkills Competitions, the initiative is aimed at connecting education with industry-related skills.
By integrating technical and vocational education at the school-level, the JuniorSkills Championship 2021 will help students make informed career choices. They can match their personal skills with a choice of future careers. Additionally, the contest will build a renewed focus on skilling along with inculcating competitiveness and social participation among students.
Also read: NSDC collaborates with CBSE to launch first edition of JuniorSkills Championship 2021 https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/nsdc-collaborates-with-cbse-to-launch-first-edition-of-juniorskills-championship-2021/
The championship, envisioned in accordance with the latest National Education Policy 2020, will help create role models for other peers to follow. For the next round, orientation webinars and training will be provided to shortlisted candidates and the results will be announced for the qualifying students for the further rounds, leading to the finale in Delhi.