By Amarr Prabhu
MUMBAI, MAY 30, 2018: As part of the selection process for World Skills Competition 2019, slated to be held in Delhi in July, seven students from Don Bosco Centre for Learning participated in the Regional Skills Competition, organised by the National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) in Jaipur from May 24 to 26.
Russel Fernandes, Chandan Nishad, Saifali Khan, Rohit Kharatmol, Aakash Pawar, Shivaim Shukla and Belim Hanif participated in the regional competition. The participants are currently taking courses in automotive technology, auto body repair, air-condition and heating, car painting, electronics and plumbing.
The participants were trained and mentored at St. Joseph Industrial Training Institute (SJITI) and industry partners like Toyota, Grohe and Daikin. The competition was designed to showcase the highest standards of skill in India and provide a platform for the youth to explore various career opportunities in the skill ecosystem. More than 200 contestants from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, participated.
Khan from St Joseph ITI - Don Bosco Kurla, won Gold in air-condition and heating and will now represent Maharashtra at the national competition. The contestants were asked to prepare a refrigeration unit from scratch and he successfully completed the task. He was awarded a gold medal and a cash price of 21,000 rupees.