Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world championships of skills, which attracts more than 1,600 Competitors from more than 60 countries. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. There are competitions in 56 skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to electronics; and autobody repair to bakery. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions. One of the legacies of WorldSkills Competitions is the increased visibility of skilled professional education, as one of the tools of social and economic transformation.

The Competition also provides leaders in industry, government, and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education. New ideas and processes inspire school-aged youth to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and, build a better future.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Kazan was granted the right to host the 45th WorldSkills Competition after winning a vote by the WorldSkills General Assembly in São Paulo, Brazil on 10 August 2015. Also, bidding for the right to hold Competition were Paris, France and Charleroi, Belgium.

The Competition took place in Kazan, Russia from 22 - 27 August 2019. The 45th WorldSkills Competition brought together, more than 1,600 young professionals representing, more than 60 countries who compete in over 56 skills. Both the Hair & Beauty Competitor from India gave an exemplary performance at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

Belonging to the state of Uttarakhand, Mahima grew up experimenting with her mother’s beauty products. Gradually, the interest grew into passion and she now hopes to become a world renowned beauty therapist. Mahima represented India at WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in Beauty Therapy category.

Youngest in his family, Utkarsh hails from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The journey to WorldSkills has not only enabled his talent as a hairdresser but has contributed significantly to his personality. Utkarsh represented his country in hair dressing category. Apart from being a talented hairdresser, Utkarsh enjoys playing cricket and football and loves to travel.

WorldSkills Shanghai, China in 2021
(46th WorldSkills Competition)

Post WorldSkills Kazan in August 2019, India will again start gearing up for the next cycle of India Skills 2019-2021 leading up to selection of final competitors for WorldSkills Shanghai in 2021.

Eligibility Criteria :
  • Indian Citizen
  • Those born on or after 1st January, 1999 can apply
  • Some background in Beauty/Hair preferred but not mandatory

Individuals/Academies/Institutes interested to participate in India Skills 2019-21 cycle may please write in to info@bwssc.in for B&WSSC to take it forward once registrations open for State Level competitions from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), which is instrumental in spearheading and organizing the entire selection process by way of State-Regional-National level competitions and leading to WorldSkills 2021 at Shanghai, China.