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World Skill Center, Bhubaneswar, Opens Admissions for Advanced Skill Programs

Bhubaneswar: The World Skill Center (WSC), the premier skill training facility under the Government of Odisha, has announced admissions for its March 2024 batch. The center is offering admission in seven advanced skill programs across two streams, welcoming students who have completed their +2 or 2-years ITI/3 years Diploma from any government or private institution.

To align with industry requirements, WSC has introduced a new program in Vertical Transportation (Lift Technology), aimed at preparing Odisha’s youth for global career opportunities. This program, launched in the Academic Year 2023-24, is designed under the guidance of ITE Education Services (ITEES), Singapore. The module focuses on imparting technical skills and exposure to install, commission, maintain, repair, and inspect modern lifts, travelators, and escalators, covering the entire spectrum of operations in this domain.

Prospective candidates interested in enrolling in WSC can submit their online applications on the World Skill Center website at until February 29. For additional information and enrollment details, individuals may contact the toll-free number 1800 266 6002.

The course fee is entirely free for SC and ST students. Additionally, the government of Odisha has introduced the ‘Sudakshya’ scheme to encourage more girls to pursue technical education and training. Under this scheme, girls can enroll in the World Skill Center free of cost. Moreover, every student is provided with a free uniform, hostel accommodation, and bus transport facilities.

Notably, 93% of students enrolled at WSC have secured placements in prominent organizations, with an impressive 25% achieving international placements.

The World Skill Center offers theory classes and hands-on training in two industry-oriented streams: the School of Engineering and the School of Services. Under the School of Engineering, the center provides training in five modern disciplines: Electrical Technology, Mechanical & Electrical Services, Mechatronics, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration, and Vertical Transportation (Lift Technology). The School of Services offers two service-oriented courses: ‘Hair Fashion & Design’ and ‘Beauty Wellness & Spa.’

The maximum age for applying to the School of Engineering is 30 years, while for the School of Services, it is 35 years. Both males and females can apply for courses under the School of Engineering and ‘Hair Fashion & Design,’ whereas ‘Beauty Wellness & Spa’ is exclusively open for female candidates.

Established under the ‘Skilled in Odisha’ vision of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the World Skill Center aims to uplift the youth of Odisha in diverse sectors by enriching their potential. This state-of-the-art skill training is facilitated in collaboration with the technical partner ITE Education Services (ITEES), Singapore.

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