New Delhi (NVI): After the remarkable performance at WorldSkills Kazan competition, Media & Entertainment Skill Council (MESC) is all geared up to mark its best performance at WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 with the help of 14 Authorized World Skills India Training Centers (AWSITC) across nine cities in India that will enhance WorldSkills champions as per the global standards and the training programs.
The Skill Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey on October 15 announced that ministry will soon launch AWSITC with the purpose to boost media and entertainment sector.
“The new institutes are being set up for advanced skill training of candidates in the media and entertainment sector, not just to compete in the ‘WorldSkills and IndiaSkills’ competitions but also to further develop the skilling eco-system for training candidates for the international market,” said the statement.
It further added, “The state of the art AWSITCs, set up in partnership with the MESC (Media & Entertainment Skill Council), will help the candidates to enhance their skill as per the global standards and the training programs will be designed as per the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) level. All candidates will get hands-on training on live projects.”
Addressing the event Pandey said, “With the advent of technology, skilling in the sector is gaining traction worldwide. There are a lot of avenues for skilled workforce across evolving sectors like graphic design, 3D Digital Game Art, Print Media etc. These world-class state of the art centres will help in preparing the candidates to be ready in making our country proud at various competitions and also equip them with enhanced skills in order to become industry-ready.”
AWSITC aims to nurture candidates with the help of industry engagement and participation in live projects. It will also be the platform for ‘Faculty and Student Exchange Programs’ ensuring global standards and cater to the evolving manpower demand from the Industry.
The event was also marked by felicitating winners of WorldSkills competition which held back in August in Kazan, where 48-members of Indian team won the medals. The team won one Gold, one Silver, two Bronze medals besides 15 Medallions of Excellence at the competition.
“Participating in the WorldSkills competition is a great honour. It is a global platform and privilege of being there and then coming back with a medal is something memorable. The platform like WorldSkills go a long way in incentivizing and encouraging people to not just learn a skill but excel at it,” said Subhash Ghai, Chairman, Media and Entertainment Skill Council.
He further added, “We hope that through this institute, we can encourage more youth to get skilled and not just participate, but come back with a medal and make their country proud.”