Skills

The 3D Digital Game Artist draws, models, and animates in different styles depending on the type of game, and is responsible for every aspect, from taking a designer’s brief to using creative, technical, and specialist skills to deliver a marketable game. The challenge is to take a concept and transform it into a 3D mesh which harnesses a wide range of skill sets from good geometry decisions to symmetry and texture.
The artist needs a full understanding of concept art skills and animation as well as the ability to create and animate game characters. The gaming sector continues to experience tremendous growth with the best artists able to lead art teams that push the boundaries on creativity, using the latest technology to design captivating animated experiences.

When a vehicle has been involved in a collision, it is the job of the autobody repairer to restore it to factory standards and get it back on the road. Every accident is different, so the repairer must be familiar with often-complex mechanical components and how they work.The autobody repairer needs professional expertise to diagnose the damage to the vehicle and then use a variety of machinery and tools, including welding skills, to make the repair. You need a good knowledge of the range of metals, composites, and plastics used in the manufacture of vehicles in order to restore them to a roadworthy condition.

Maintaining modern vehicles is a highly skilled occupation that requires a thorough understanding of how they work.Automobile technicians must be able to work quickly and efficiently without compromising the high standards expected by employers and customers. They must also keep up-to-date with technological advances as modern vehicles get increasingly complex.

Bakers need to demonstrate basic baking skills and an attention to detail to create perfect breads and pastries which are both good to look at, and delicious to eat.They need an intimate knowledge of the right ingredients of a range of baking products, as well as the optimum temperatures and timings each will require for perfect results.Bakers also need the ability to work under pressure and to get their products from oven to table within the designated time-frame.

Beauty Therapy work includes a variety of skills from hair-styling, nail and skin care to body massage and make-up expertise.
Beauty therapists work in close contact with their clients and that relationship is at the heart of the job. In addition to demonstrating a wide range of beauty treatment the role also has a therapeutic element which can help the client’s sense of well-being and self-esteem. The beauty business is subject to changes in styles and trends so it is important to keep in touch with the latest developments in the industry.

Bricklaying is a skill that can be said to be the building block of much of our world. The bricklayer works on everything from our homes to commercial buildings and the walls that surround them.
It is an occupation that requires an ability to follow building design plans precisely through measuring and then constructing in strict accordance with the architect’s plans and local government regulations. It is equally important to execute those plans with high quality professional bricklaying skills.

Many of the appliances and objects we use every day depend on Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Milling. It is a highly sophisticated piece of machinery that creates components using precise cutting tools.
The machinist must be able to understand complex technical drawings, and have knowledge and experience of computer skills and software in order to become a skilled machine operator with an understanding of how various metals behave during the cutting process.

When engineers want to know if a specific part of a design is going to work, they look to CNC Turning. The finished article is used to create pieces of machinery that are often highly-complex. A typical car has around 10,000 parts alone.A trained operator will be familiar with many types of materials, ensuring the dimensions of the finished piece exactly match the design specifications.

Craftsmanship is at the heart of cabinetmaking. In an age of mass production the cabinetmaker produces lasting work designed to be appreciated for many generations. Cabinetmakers must combine creativity and innovation with precision and accuracy and demonstrate a high appreciation of how to use the beauty of wood to best effect.

Vehicles scratched, dented, or damaged in accidents must be returned to the road in showroom condition, with the repaired areas exactly matching the rest of the exterior colour and quality. It could be said that the greatest tribute to a good car painter is when they have finished you cannot see what they have done.
Car painters need to demonstrate great skills in matching paints with the original colour, or on occasion repainting the vehicle in a completely new colour. They must also apply these paints, undercoats and sealants in an environmentally safe and healthy work environment.

Carpentry is a precision skill which requires accuracy in measuring and cutting so that everything fits into the construction project smoothly and no wood is wasted. Using power and hand tools, a carpenter utilizes ancient and modern techniques to work with wood and to execute perfectly the process of converting raw wood into finished products.

The positions responsible for the design and implementation of information technology infrastructure
in a public cloud environment can span multiple roles. Infrastructure Architects are responsible for the overall design and direction for system and application deployments.  Systems Administrators/Engineers are able to utilize public cloud providers in order to automate, expand, streamline, simplify, and accelerate their deployment models.  Database Administrators are increasingly engaging with public cloud providers as it gives them greater
control over the details of their deployments.  Storage Administrators gain the flexibility to scale their storage needs without concern for hardwareavailability or capital expense. 

.Preparing delicious meals may be the most obvious part of the work of a professional chef, but the job requires much more.Communicating well with a team is also part of the high pressure environment in a successful kitchen, while good hygiene is essential for the health and safety of customers and fellow workers.

Coupled with the constant threat of hackers, cyber security professionals are now in great demand globally. An Information Security Analyst works to protect an organization’s computer systems networks, to prevent hackers from accessing and/or stealing sensitive information and data. The job of an Information Security Analyst typically involves installing firewalls and data encryption software to protect confidential information. They also monitor their organization’s network for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs. Information Security Analysts may also conduct penetration testing, which is when they simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their networks before they can be exploited.

Electricians are needed wherever there is electricity. They can expect to work in homes, offices, factories, and even farms, carrying out maintenance and repairs, and sometimes designing and installing new systems.Given the risks associated with electricity, offering a safe and reliable service to customers is paramount. Electricians need to have an intimate knowledge of the latest safety standards and work to a strict code of safety conduct.

Variety is the key to a successful career in electronics. Technicians and engineers are needed to operate specialist equipment in workplaces that will range from aerospace and the armed forces to the entertainment industry, robotics, education, health, and telecommunications.
Technicians and engineers will need to understand detailed specifications and international quality standards and keep abreast of the latest developments in technology.

A strong sense of fashion trends and appreciation of fabrics are two of the core skills of fashion technology.Whether designers are creating prototypes for mass production or unique bespoke garments for a single client they will be expected to know how to source, buy, and store raw materials and fabrics and then translate designs into wearable clothes for any occasion.

A successful florist understands the principles of design, aesthetics, composition, and colour to capture the mood of the customer.Florists must also be able to source, purchase, and store floral materials, which by their nature are fragile and short-lived. A florist is aware of which flowers are available in which seasons of the year, and which flowers work well in combination with each other.Florists are often self-employed or work on commissioned projects, from hotel and retail displays to weddings. They offer advice and translate a client’s vision into displays that are beautiful and captivating.

Graphic Design Technology can employ a variety of specialists within a single team, which might include a graphic designer, graphic artist, prepress operator, typographer, typesetter, type designer, image manipulation specialist, illustrator, art director, production manager, digital printer, information designer, publisher, or packaging specialist.
They work closely with clients from the research and planning stage, through all aspects of the production and printing process, to create a strong visual identity.

A visit to the hairdresser can be much more than a quick trim. It can involve styling, colouring, and using special treatments. You work closely with your clients and it’s important to have good people and communication skills in addition to a full range of professional hairdressing skills.
The hairdresser is expected to understand different types of hair, to interpret the client’s wishes, and work safely with the products involved.

A health and social care practitioner delivers health support from initial care to rehabilitation. Through building a close relationship with medical practitioners they are able to support patients and their families to ensure their holistic care needs are met.Health and social care practitioners will have strong social skills as they work extensively with patients. They will also need a well developed emotional intelligence to handle some of the more challenging patients and the distress of bereavement.

The Hotel Receptionist works mainly in the hotel’s front office. Hotel receptionists need to use a wide range of skills continuously. These may include knowledge of local and general tourism information, good verbal and written English, computer literacy, good manners and conduct and grooming, excellent communication and social skills, problem solving, competence with figures and cash handling, and the application of procedures for reservations, reception, guest services and check out.

For the IT Network Systems Administrator, the work environment can range from data centres to network operations centres, internet service providers and data centres like climate-controlled server rooms. The ability to communicate, problem solve, and research and understand the latest industry developments is paramount.
Their work involves providing a wide range of services, including user support, design, troubleshooting, and installing, configuring and updating both operating systems and network devices

One of the areas of greatest demand in today’s business world is providing software solutions.This can involve creating completely new systems or modifying existing ones, working as part of the team responsible for analysis and design, construction, testing, and maintenance.This field changes rapidly making it essential to keep on top of the latest developments in the industry to best serve clients.

Essential business services from cable TV to telephones and broadband all depend on Information Network Cabling.The network cabling technician will use specialist knowledge to design and install Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN), and Cable TV. They will be expected to understand the different types of cables and how they work together to create a successful network.

The jewellery worker’s job is to take an intricate design, or create one themselves, and turn it into a beautiful piece of jewellery.They work with detailed designs to create unique pieces of jewellery from precious metals and gems or prototypes using lost-wax casting for mass production. On other occasions they will be asked to duplicate or repair pieces of jewellery.Understanding and correctly interpreting the designer’s vision is key to jewellery making, along with an appreciation of the precious materials used.

Working from drawings, the joiner’s task is to measure and cut joints then assemble, install, and finish to a high standard.They are mostly workshop based, but some projects will take place on building sites or in the homes of customers.Joinery is closely associated with cabinetmaking and carpentry, and other areas of the construction industry.

Landscape gardeners can expect to work on everything from a city park to a country garden, but always with the aim of creating an oasis of beautiful green tranquility.
It means they will be involved in the project from the original concept and design to landscaping, constructing, and planting using a knowledge of soil and weather conditions as well as how plants and trees grow.
They need great creativity and an ability to visualize how designs will look in reality, as well as an appreciation of the impact of a project on the existing natural environment and wildlife.

Computer aided design (CAD) uses specialist software to create two and three dimensional images and animations of projects both in manufacturing and for use in advertising and technical manuals.
CAD can convey many types of information, including dimensions, types of material, and tolerances and is essential in offering solutions to both engineering and manufacturing problems.
By producing photorealistic animations and videos, it can simulate how a design will actually function in the real world.

Robots play an increasing role in our lives and places of work in areas as diverse as manufacturing, agriculture, aerospace, mining, and medicine.
Mobile robots begin with a design and then a prototype which must be programmed and tested to make sure it offers a high and consistent level of performance.
The mobile robotics engineer must be familiar with logic, microprocessors, and computer programming and prepare specifications for the robot's capabilities as they relate to the work environment. They are also responsible for cost efficient design, cost-price calculations, and quality control.

The services of the painter and decorator are needed everywhere from homes to public buildings, factories, and offices.
Painters and decorators can expect to offer professional advice on colours and designs and employ a wide range of finishing skills.
Painting and decorating is a creative job that requires a sense of design as well as the core skills of painting, decorative coatings, and gilding.

Confectionery can range from petit fours to chocolates and candies. They can be served hot or cold everywhere from hotels and restaurants to specialist stores.Confectioners will need to be skilled in designing great products using sugar, icing, chocolate, and other sugar-based ingredients. It is a job for an artistic creative mind but one which requires solid catering and cooking skills if those creative ideas are to become a delicious reality.Many years of training go into making the best confectioner and pastry cooks, who also show flair and creativity, working with many different materials and types of equipment.

Plasterers work on both inside and outside surfaces, often creating metal frames and installing plasterboard to create drywalls before applying the final plaster surface.
They will know how to interpret plans using a range of materials and are able to work on projects that include curved surfaces, windows, doors and decorative molding.
Plasterers are typically employed as sub-contractors for work on domestic and commercial projects, as well as heritage sites.

Plastic Die Engineers are engaged in the mass production of plastic products of high quality at low cost. This is achieved by producing a mould based on drawings created by a competent designer who understands design for manufacturing and assembly principles, having hands on injection moulding, mould making, plastic part design, and mould design software experiences. The designing and processing of a mould is done with the help of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Machining) systems. Most of the machining is done on CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining centres. The machined parts are then polished according to requirements and assembled as per drawing to keep them ready for trial. A completed mould will be then installed in an injection moulding machine. The raw plastic material is melted in the moulding machine and then injected into the mould, where it cools and solidifies into the final product.

We all depend on plumbing and heating technicians for hot and cold fresh running water in our homes and offices and for staying warm in cold weather.Plumbing and heating technicians need to be able to plan and design systems, then install and test them. On occasion they will also need to diagnose faults and make repairs.The plumbing and heating technician works both indoors and outdoors, in homes, and in commercial projects as a key part of the construction industry.

The print media technology professional is responsible for all aspects in the production of printed materials, most often using traditional ink on paper, but also newer digital technologies like toner on paper.This begins with planning and preparation, running the machines efficiently and effectively to ensure high quality, and cleaning up once the run is complete.They need to understand the complex machinery involved, know the different types of paper, operate cutting equipment, and even be able to mix custom inks at the customer’s request.

The refrigeration and air conditioning engineer is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of both systems.
Their work involves domestic and commercial settings, as well as including the construction and transportation sectors, for example in ships and trucks.
Finding solutions to issues involving climate and the environment are the biggest issues for engineers in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

For a memorable meal the quality of the service is something that guests often remember as much as the food and drink served.
That means that restaurant servers must show extensive knowledge of all types of cuisine and dishes, especially the ingredients and cooking style of the dishes on an a la carte menu. They will need to know and understand the methods of preparation and serving, along with the tools used.
Regardless of whether it is a self-service cafeteria or a five star hotel restaurant good manners, a smart appearance, and impeccable personal hygiene are equally essential.

Tiles can be made of ceramics, mosaic, and natural stone. Likewise the environment in which they are used is equally diverse: walls, floors, and staircases in houses, offices, gardens, factories, public buildings, and places of worship.
That means that they may be expected to work both inside and out, accurately following designs, preparing surfaces, and laying tiles to the correct pattern and grouting to a high standard.
Tilers sometimes specialize in certain areas of artistic work, for example the complex designs seen in swimming pools.

Water supply engineering technicians ensure that enough drinkable water is available every day. Drinkable water is our most precious food, which needs special protection. Before water can get processed to become drinkable water, it needs to be extracted. From wells or springs, for example. After its treatment in filter systems, it gets stored and distributed. These are all steps, which water supply engineering technicians take care of.
They inspect water samples, supervise filter systems, process pipes out of metal or plastic and maintain and repair pipes or small electric devices. They work at waterworks or pipe networks and complete their tasks oftentimes in teams under the management of a master craftsman or foreman.

Working with web technologies is a key skill in a world that increasingly places the web at the heart of a modern platform. It is also one of the most complex and diverse of all skills.Web designers and developers will first establish a professional relationship with clients to develop a deep understanding of the requirements for their website. Strong design and communication skills, coupled with a grasp of target audiences, markets, and trends are all essential. During the development process, web designers and developers create databases, build programmes, as well as test and debug websites.

Welders work with different metals to cut and join everything from steel beams to pipes, plates, and pressurized vessels.
Being able to operate the various types of welding equipment both safely and accurately is of the highest importance. This can include the latest types of submerged arc, plasma arc, stud welding, and laser welding.
Welders need to prepare and finish joints in a wide ranges of industries and locations, from a factory workbench or construction site to a power station or ship at sea.

Levels

India Skills Kerala 2020 is scheduled to be conducted at 3 levels

1. District level – All eligible applicants will compete in the preliminary competition at all the 14 districts of the state

2. Zonal Level – The second level of competition will be conducted in 3 zones viz., North, Central and South. Winners from district level shall compete in respective zones.

3. State level Finals - Winners and runner-ups of each competition skill from the three zones will stand off at the grand finale organized at Swapna Nagari Ground, Calicut.

Schedule

Sl No Event Tentative Dates
1 Preliminary level Competition at district level ​14th December 2019 - 19th December 2019
2 Zonal Level Competition, divided into 3 zones
North, Central, South
10th January 2020 - 15th January 2020
3 Final Competition 15th February 2020 - 17th February 2020

Sample Question Papers

Sl No Competition Skills Sample Question Papers