Odisha: World Skill Center invites applications for advanced training programmes

Bhubaneswar: The World Skill Center in Odisha capital here has designed advanced diploma programmes covering different modern subjects to upskill the youths of the state.

The online applications are currently open for the September 2023 session at the institute.

The last date of submission of applications for various courses is August 15. Eligible students will be selected for various courses through a special entrance test conducted online.

Candidates can directly apply online through the website www.worldskillcenter.org. For more information on the application process, candidates can call on the toll-free number 1800 266 6002.

The World Skill Centre (WSC), a premier skill development facility of the country created under the ‘Skilled In Odisha’ vision of the state government, offers seven advanced one-year programmes under its two departments–the School of Engineering and the School of Services.

Along with global skill pedagogy and an industry-ready approach, the WSC offers hostel facility, uniform and logistics free of cost to the students.

Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairperson and CEO of World Skill Center Alka Misra has invited the parents and students to take advantage of the various training programmes at WSC and give wings to the youth.

The World Skill Center has five modern subjects under its School of Engineering–Mechatronics, Electrical Technology, Mechanical & Electrical Services, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration and Vertical Transportation.

Students who have passed 2-year ITI or 3-year Diploma from any government or private industrial training institute of the state can apply for admission.

Similarly, there are two market-oriented courses under the School of Services–‘Hair Fashion and Design’ and ‘Beauty Wellness and Spa’. The educational qualification for this training program is Plus-II or Diploma in any subject.

The WSC has a dynamic and industry aligned curriculum with necessary infrastructure, ultramodern labs and advanced tools, apparatus and technology. The programmes at the World Skill Center are being managed in collaboration with ITEES, a Singapore based organisation renowned in technical education and skill development.

The center aims to create global standard human resources who can work in diverse organisations and challenging environments.

The center emphasizes subject-oriented technical training and hands-on practice in real-time projects to prepare students for the industrial needs. Additionally, students are trained in ‘Life Skills’ such as communication, computer application & digital literacy, personality development, and entrepreneurial acumen.

Opportunities for international experience are offered at WSC, with 40 students getting a chance to visit Singapore for industrial practice under a 15-day Student Exchange programme every year. Similarly, every year, 24 students are selected to pursue paid international internship opportunity at renowned companies in Singapore.

Students of various industrial training institutions join the World Skill Center with an aspiration for a bright career. This world class training infrastructure developed on a finishing school model helps polish skills of the youth to make them industry ready. Additionally, the students are provided placement assistance so they get opportunity to join renowned national and international companies.

The World Skill Center with its unique vision and programmes has become a unique initiative under the Odisha Skill Development Authority by the Skill Development and Technical Education department of Odisha.

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