Tata Motors has done the country proud by winning the first ever medallion for excellence at the 44th
World Skills Competition held in Abu Dhabi. The fete was achieved by Tata Motors' staffer Aditya Pratap Singh Rathore, who was the sole representative from the country in the excellence in 'automobile technology' category at the 44th World Skills Competition held the Gulf city last week, Tata Motors said in a statement. The competition involved solving eight complex diagnostic tasks on most advanced vehicles incorporating latest technologies which were to be completed within 2 hrs each. He won the first ever medallion for excellence after competing with participants from 19 countries and was the sole representative from the country in this category.
Tata Motors in association with institutions such as NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), is contributing to the Skill India mission of the Government since 2014. As part of its programmes to provide technical and vocational education for unemployed youth, Tata Motors has set itself a goal to train anywhere between 30,000 to 40,000 people in the next three years in skills associated with the automobile industry. Additionally, training programmes in collaboration with Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) at its different manufacturing plants, various dealerships, and services centres are already underway.
Since 1950, the World Skills Competition, considered as the 'Olympics of Skills', is being organised by WorldSkills International every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world.
India, represented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as its member organisation, has been participating in the competition since 2003. This year, around 1,300 youngsters from 59 WorldSkills Member countries and regions showcased their talent across 51 skills competitions, with India participating in 26 Skills. A total of 36 countries participated in the Automobile Technology skill - the highest number of competitors amongst the five skills of ‘Transportation and Logistics’ category.