DIGC promotes IndiaSkills 2020 and WorldSkills 2021 at Pamex 2020

Making print attractive

Radha Ramesh and Swapnil Erande of DOT Institute of Graphic Communication at Pamex 2020

As the Authorised World Skills India Training Centre (AWSITC) for Print Media Technology, the DOT Institute of Graphic Communication (DIGC) promoted IndiaSkills 2020 and WorldSkills 2021at Pamex 2020 and got a good response.

As part of Skill India mission, World Skills India is an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. Print Media Technology has been recognized as a ‘Skill’ as part of the Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), governed under the NSDC. Aimed at promoting different skills on the regional, national and global levels, MESC strives to bring these skills to the forefront by creating awareness and generate opportunities in the Industry.

“This initiative is a good form of publicity for the print industry as many young people are not aware of what the print industry can offer. The idea is to propagate print so that students opt for print as a career option. Also, the print industry will benefit because of the skilled workforce,” says Radha Ramesh of DIGC.

World Skills Competition is the biggest skill competition in the world. More than 1500 contestants, below the age of 23, compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, in over 50 skills. The competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected through skill in World Skills Member countries. The recently concluded World Skills Competition 2019 held at Kazan, Russia saw the 48-member Indian team win one gold, one silver and two bronze medals besides 15 Medallions of Excellence.

The process includes registration, district, state, regional and national level competition (IndiaSkills). The next IndiaSkills competition would be held in September 2020, for which the registrations are open now. The only eligibility criterion to participate is that the candidate must be born on or after 1 January 1999. Interested candidates can register on www.worldskillsindia.co.in on or before 15 January 2020.  The shortlisted contestants will get a chance to compete at the national level competition – IndiaSkills 2020. The winners of IndiaSkills Competition 2020 will represent the country in their respective skill category at the global level at the 46th WorldSkills Competition to be held in September 2021 at Shanghai, China.

DIGC will be providing intensive training in Print Media Technology to the shortlisted contestants to prepare them for the next IndiaSkills and WorldSkills.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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