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Beauty Therapy is the shining skill in Skill India Initiative by NSDC

Skill India, celebrated its anniversary on 15th July in New Delhi where over 50000 visitors witnessed the India Skill Competition 2016. India Skills an initiative of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship celebrated the World Youth Skills Day on 15th July, 2016 by kick starting the India Skill Competition at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The competition witnessed 4820 candidates competing in 24 skills culminated from 80 regional rounds. India Skill competition is the gateway to the WorldSkills International Competition. The next WorldSkills International Competition shall be staged in Abu Dhabi in 2017 and India is strongly preparing to represent its skill strength in WorldSkills, 2017. WorldSkills International is the largest skill competition in the world, organised once every two years in one of the member countries. More than 1000 contestants below the age of 23, compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, in over 46 skills. India has been participating in WorldSkills International since 2011 under WorldSkills India initiative of NSDC. In 2015, India participated in 27 Skills at the WorldSkills competition with the delegation of 29 candidates and bagged 8 medallion of excellence at the competition. The IndiaSkills Competition as held for 24 skills in Pragati Maidan shall be followed by elimination and final round so as to prepare the final team representing India in WorldSkills Competition in 2017.

Amongst all skills progressing effectively, Beauty Therapy has been a shining skill as India has grabbed ‘Medallion of Excellence’ in last WorldSkills competition, 2015 held at Sao Paulo, Brazil and a Gold Medal in WorldSkills OCEANIA Competition 2015, New Zealand. In both Worldskills competition in Brazil and Oceana, Ms. Neha Chande from LTA School of Beauty has brought honor and glory for India in the world stage of skills. Previously in WorldSkills Competition-2013, Germany, Ms. Raveena Bhati from LTA School represented India for beauty therapy skill.  Beauty Therapy also features in the top 3 skill categories for NSDC as it empowers women segment at large along with the high component of job creation through entrepreneurship. LTA School of Beauty has played significant role in producing global candidates who can compete at international stage. LTA School of Beauty reinforced its excellence in training and education in beauty therapy at India Skill Competition, 2016, Pragati Madian too as two of its candidates are qualified for the next round of competing for participation in WorldSkills, 2017 at Abu Dhabi. Under the aegis of Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council, the 10 winners of India Skill Competition and regional rounds of beauty therapy shall be followed National Final Selection round in March, 2017. The final winner shall represent India in WorldSkills Competition, 2017 at Abu Dhabi under beauty therapy skill.

Commenting upon the rise of Beauty Therapy skill and consistent performance of LTA students, Ms. Vaishali Shah, Director, LTA School of Beauty said, “As far as beauty therapy is considered, it is the most sought after profession as it brings financial independence in short span of time. Our basic objective is to help our candidates to acquire global standard of skills with in depth-understanding of skin sciences so that they are not only competition-ready but they are also ready for working in any national or global salon. At LTA School of Beauty, we follow global curriculum in beauty therapy education and our students are highly trained to work and compete internationally and we don’t compromise on the quality of education”. LTA School of Beauty that has made India proud in last 2 consecutive WorldSkills Competition follows international standard of education and is the producer of largest number of trained professionals in beauty with CIDESCO and CIBTAC certification in India. CIDESCO and CIBTAC are the global certification body in beauty therapy. Ms. Vaishali Shah, Director, LTA School of Beauty has also been the expert for the team who represented India in WorldSkills Competition in 2013 and 2015. The winners of WorldSkills Competition in beauty therapy boasts up their afterlife as they get to feel the excitement of holding Indian flag high on the world stage and they are flooded by enormous working opportunities for a successful career path in beauty & wellness segment.

Beauty therapy is one of the most progressing streams of education and has enormous potential in terms of working opportunities in India and globally. “The standard of services in beauty therapy is rising as evident from the global branded salons strengthening their presence in India. In order to meet the global standard of beauty therapy services, we certainly need to emphasize upon the standardization of training and education in beauty therapy. The competition like India Skill Competition and WorldSkills competition gives global exposure to Indian professionals working in beauty Industry. This is also an opportunity for Indian beauty industry to understand and imbibe the international quality both in education as well as in services” said Hariom Tyagi, Director, BeauPal.com, India’s largest platform for beauty salons, spa and makeup artists. 

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