As candidates prepare to compete against the finest in the world at 46th WorldSkills Competition 2022, the largest skills competition in the world, a strong 58-member Indian delegation received a grand “Vijayi Bhava” send-off ceremony in New Delhi on September 22, 2022. The competitors will showcase their skills in 52 trades across 15 countries, including the USA, Europe, Korea, and Japan.
The current competition will showcase six new-age skills, including Industry 4.0, Robot System Integration, Additive Manufacturing, and Renewable Energy, wherein Team India will compete. The 58-member team has a 19% female presence, demonstrating a growth in women’s status, including in skills previously reserved for men. With the assistance of businesses and educational institutions like Toyota, Maruti, NIFT, Mahindra & Mahindra, and others, all Indian competitors underwent rigorous training to hone their skills.
“I congratulate all competitors, representing states, parents, and other supporters for raising the bar for skill. True Yuva Shakti is what we are experiencing right now, and we are all witnesses to this amazing phenomenon known as skilling that is driving our nation’s economy forward. I have no doubt that India’s technological advancement will soon be seen by the world.”
“We have succeeded in developing a generation of youth who are globally competitive and ready to make India the Skill Hub of the World under the leadership of our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The wide range of skills on display today leads me to hope that we will have many skilling champions to honour.” said, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology, addressing the candidates.
As Secretary of MSDE, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari praised the efforts of students and instructors stated, “I wish all candidates the very best. Our ability to rise to significant challenges like the pandemic is evidence of our persistence. The results of the national competitions confirm our belief that the WorldSkills Competition in 2022 will bring our country even greater achievements”.
Also read: Meet the Indian team that won medals and medallions at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/meet-the-indian-team-that-won-medals-and-medallions-at-worldskills-kazan-2019/
Likith Kumar YP, a participant in the current Team WorldSkills India, has already earned a bronze medal in prototype modelling at the WorldSkills Competition 2022 (WSC2022), which was held in Bern, Switzerland, showcasing his exceptional ability. A number of past WorldSkills Competition winners also spoke to the Indian team, sharing their insights into the largest skill competition and motivating future competitors to give their all on the international stage. More than 1,400 young professionals from more than 60 countries will compete in the 46th WorldSkills Competition. In 2019, 48 Indians competed in WorldSkills International in Kazan, Russia. One gold medal (Water Technology), one silver medal (Web Technology), two bronze medals (Jewellery and Graphic Design Technology), and 15 medallions for excellence were awarded to the team.