Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16: Registration has begun for India Skills Kerala 2020, being jointly organized by the Industrial Training Department and Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the State’s Skill Development Mission under the Labour and Skills Department, setting the stage for youngsters to compete in a wide range of vocational and non-vocational skills.
The Minister for Labour and Skills, Shri T. P. Ramakrishnan, has launched the portal and website of India Skills Kerala 2020.
On the occasion, a reception was accorded to youngsters from Kerala who were part of the Indian contingent at World Skills Competitions 2019 at Kazan in Russia.
The competitions will be held in District, Zonal and State levels and the winners will be awarded attractive cash prizes. The scope of the ensuing edition of the event has been widened by the inclusion of more skills related to IT and other cutting-edge technologies.
The District level competitions will be held from December 14 to 19. The Zonal events will be organized at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, and Kozhikode from January 10 to 15, 2020. The State level competitions will take place at Swapna Nagari, Kozhikode, from February 15 to 17.
In the previous edition, competitions were held in 20 skills. This has been steeply increased to 42, which includes 20 academic skills and 22 specialized skills.
The State level winners will make it to India Skills National 2020, and the national winners will get the opportunity to participate in World Skills 2021, Shanghai, China.
Those who were born on 01-01-1996 or after can compete in cloud computing, cyber technology, IT network cabling and water technology and those born on 01-01-1999 or after will be eligible to compete in the remaining skills. The last date for registration will be December 4, 2019. For details visit www.indiaskillskerala.com . Also, contact 9496327045.