Viega Supports IndiaSkills 2018 And Trains The Winners for WorldSkills 2019
India is one of the world’s most dynamic growth regions and the construction industry is one of its key sectors. This development automatically leads to ever higher equipment standards in building services engineering, especially in heating and sanitary installations. To ensure that this performance level is consistently improved, well-trained specialists are urgently needed. Viega, one of the world’s leading system suppliers for installation technology, is therefore actively supporting “IndiaSkills 2018”, the national vocational competition for young professionals, together with the Indian Plumbing Skill Council (IPSC) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Along with the monetary sponsorship most importantly this support includes the provision of installation material in plumbing such as PE-Xc pipes and fittings, concealed cisterns, flush plates and tools. Additionally, Viega also provided intensive training for the champions from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha and Maharashtra.
The next goal will be the participation of the winners at the 2019 WorldSkills professional championships in Kazan, Russia. Viega has already pledged the necessary support for this event as well. Anna Viegener, Chief Strategy Officer and Viega shareholder: “One of the main reasons for the success of Viega installation systems is the skill of the trained craftsmen who install these systems – in Europe and America as well as
in Australia and India. For this reason, we have been supporting the qualified training of young people in the relevant professions for many years. Both IndiaSkills 2018 and the WorldSkills next year in Russia are an excellent opportunity to make more people aware of these demanding professions and to showcase the technological perspectives of home automation.”
IndiaSkills 2018, opened a few days ago by Energy Skills Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi, is an initiative created by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), part of the Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). This year, the 400 winners from 27 regional elimination competitions in 46 current and eight traditional professions and 4 presentation competitions will take took part in the professional championship organised by AeroCity grounds. This year, for the first time, people with disabilities also took part in ten other competitions. Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan underlined the importance of the competition in his opening speech: “It is the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to make India the skill capital of the world and the IndiaSkills Competition is another initiative towards realising this.”
Mr Vinay Gupta, Vice-Chairman of the Indian Plumbing Skills Council, also emphasised the importance of the professional championships as a signal for the qualified training of professionals: “IPSC endeavours to create an ecosystem in which the youth of our country aspire to become skilled professionals. With the initiatives of the Skill India Mission, such as IndiaSkills competitions, we aimto motivate young talent to come forward, hone their skills, represent their family/village/state & trade and become role models for future generations.”