Preparations started in JK for global skill competition

22 Apr 2018

The Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has started cluster-level skill competitions in the run-up to the World Skills Competition to be held in Russia next year.  The idea is to provide opportunities to the local youths to showcase their talent and provide them much-needed exposure to exhibit their skills at different levels, JKSDM mission director Peer G N Suhail said. He said the JKSDM has received over 700 applications in 12 different categories. Over 50 candidates participated in bakery, cooking, patisserie and confectionery skill competitions at Institute of Hotel Management, Srinagar and the Jammu office of the JKSDM yesterday, he said. Cluster-level competitions for the rest of the skill categories would be held on April 24 and 25 in Jammu and Srinagar.
Considered as the Skills Olympics, the World Skills Competition once in two years in different countries. At the World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi last year, there were competitions in 51 skill areas with close to 1,300 youngsters taking part in it. India bagged one silver and a bronze medal, along with 11 medallions of excellence, in the competition.