Notification : CBSE Junior Skills Championship 2021

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Notification : CBSE Junior Skills Championship 2021



National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), like Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), is an affiliating agency for the training centers that run short-term courses under the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). NSDC is also the implementing agency for PMKVY, one of the largest government initiative in the social sector with the additional obligation of preparing the youth to represent the nation in international skills competitions. 

WorldSkills International

WorldSkills International (WSI) is a membership organization like International Olympics Association established in 1950 to promote vocational education and skill training in countries across the globe. Every two years, it holds the largest skill competition in the world- WorldSkills Competition in one of the WSI member countries. The competition is equivalent of Olympic Games for skills.

The primary objective is to promote world class standards in over 50 skills. The competition is for youth below the age of 23 years and performance in the competition is judged on the basis of a project which has to be completed over four days. Next competition is in October 2022 in Shanghai, China.

WorldSkills India

WorldSkills India, an initiative of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) working under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been leading the country's participation at WorldSkills International competitions since 2011. At WorldSkills Kazan 2019, India won one Gold, one Silver, two Bronze medal and fifteen Medallions of Excellence.

IndiaSkills Competition

Similar to WorldSkills Competition, IndiaSkills Competition is held every two years at national level by NSDC in partnership with state governments and industries. Skilled youth from across the nation compete against each other in their respective skills and the winners of the national competition further nurture their skills over the next one year and prepare themselves to represent India at WorldSkills Competition. 

IndiaSkills Competition 2018

The first IndiaSkills Competition was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in 2016. It was inaugurated by the former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The second IndiaSkills Competition was organized from 2nd to 6th October 2018 at Aerocity Ground, Aerocity, New Delhi. 

22 states took up skill competitions at district and state levels. In order to create capacity, initially over 150 workshops were held by NSDC with help of Corporates and SSCs and 200+ sample test project were created in more than 45 job roles aligned to WorldSkills norms.  More than 100 Corporates have come forward to work with States and NSDC for competitions and this connect has helped further a Government – Industry – SSC connect. 2 

Outcomes and Objectives of IndiaSkills & WorldSkills Competitions 

• Advocacy: Popularize skills at grassroots levels through the medium of skill competitions.
• Capacity Building: Through workshops – trainers and subject matter experts from states were coached by industry and other experts.
o Over 200 sample test projects were developed for 45 job roles
o Several past competitors have taken up jobs as trainers and are helping transfer their learning to future generations.
• Benchmarking: With skill competitions, States were able to benchmark skill levels and training infrastructure available for different job roles as per international standards
• Creation of role models: Winners at different levels become role models for other peers to follow. Several competitors are from very humble backgrounds where parents are small farmers, coolies, drivers, carpenters, small businessmen etc.
• Performance in World levels: IndiaSkills Competition helps to identify competitors with talent who can represent India in Worldskills Competitions.

JuniorSkills Championship

The main mission of the JuniorSkills Championship will be to provide school children an opportunity to explore and make informed career choices in a rapidly changing world and contribute to the economic growth of India through their skills. This will build aspiration among the youth towards Vocational/Skill Education.

Eligibility

JuniorSkills Championship will be for competitors below the age of under 16 years. They can compete in skills as per IndiaSkills and WorldSkills standards.

Partnership with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

CBSE through its affiliated schools shall play an important role in promoting and setting benchmarks for the skill competitions. The contribution of CBSE and its affiliated schools shall help in creating value for skills in the whole ecosystem which will help in the overall development of the Nation.

JuniorSkills Championship has been envisaged from this year onwards will be conducted in CBSE schools across country. This activity has been envisioned in line with latest National Education Policy wherein emphasis is given to include vocational courses in schools.

The competition will be conducted at 4 levels – Screening, Qualifying, Pre-National & National. Considering Covid situation the competitions will be done online while it will be endeavored to conduct Nationals with a proper set up. The competition will be in 3 categories:

Group Class & Eligibility
1 6-8
2 9-10
3 11-12

In this initial cycle limited Skills will be taken up in conjunction with CBSE, list is as under among which shortlisting will be done:

1. Web Technologies
2. IT Software Solution for Business
3. Mobile Robotics
4. Digital Photography
5. Painting & Decorating
6. Fashion Technology
7. Visual Merchandising
8. Graphic Design
9. Innovative Business Idea
10. Solar Energy

Brief summary about various skills to be taken up in this competition is enclosed.

JuniorSkills Championship Kit for Schools

For promoting and creating awareness among the students, a skill competition kit will be sent to schools. This would help the school in creating adequate content and sensitize the stakeholders with right information. 

The kit will include the following:
1. Posters
2. Videos
3. Brochure
4. WhatsApp Content
5. Information on webinars
6. Screen saver for laptops
7. Social Media Content
8. Letter

All the above e-collaterals will be shared with schools over email. The school would be able to add their logo and further promote them.

Further, NSDC through its social media channels will also support and acknowledge the initiatives taken up by school related to JuniorSkills Championship. This includes promoting their content, acknowledging the contribution by their leadership, inviting them for webinars and other formal events.

Imp Dates :

 

Sl.

Activity

From

To

 

1

Release of Circular  by CBSE –

Registration Opens

15 January 2021

15 January 2021

2

Formal Launch

27 January 2021

27 January 2021

3

Promotion- Orientation/Introductory webinars

27 January 2021

19 February 2021

4

Registration closes

19 February 2021

19 February 2021

5

Screening Round 1 (1hour)

01 March 2021

01 March 2021

6

Result Announcement

06 March 2021

06 March 2021

7

Orientation Webinars/Training for next round - Skill Wise

09 March 2021

16 March 2021

8

Round 2 (2 -3 hours)

18 March 2021

18 March 2021

9

Result Announcement

23 March 2021

23 March 2021

 

10

Orientation Webinars/Training for next round - Skill Wise

26 March 2021

02 April 2021

11

Round 3 (3-4 hours)

04 April 2021

04 April 2021

12

Result Announcement

09 April 2021

09 April 2021

13

Orientation Webinars/Training for next round - Skill Wise

12 April 2021

18 April 2021

14

Round 4 - Finals (4-5 Hrs.)

24 April 2021

24 April 2021

15

Result Announcement & Prize distribution

25 April 2021

25 April 2021

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Courtesy : CBSE