Shweta Ratanpura, a Graphic Designer from Maharashtra became the first Indian woman to win Bronze Medal for her nation at the WorldSkills Kazan, 2019 event that took place in Russia.
For a year before the event, Shweta underwent training at Design Media & Edutainment School, Pune under the guidance of Mr. Sathish Narayanan who is the chief expert for Graphic Design Technology both for IndiaSkills and WorldSkills. He is also the founder of DMES.
For becoming India’s representative on the WorldSkills platform, Shweta had to go through several grueling rounds of selection and exams. IndiaSkills requires each candidate to be the best in all five rounds. Shweta, like other candidates, proved her worth by winning each round and performing brilliantly at the selection tests for her skill.
After securing Gold at the National Competition, she went on to participate in two training rounds that were held in Abu Dhabi and Italy respectively. In Italy’s training round, amongst many participants from other countries, Shweta came second for her skill.
Shweta was among 48 other candidates that represented India at WorldSkills Kazan. The Indian contingent was the 6th largest amongst 63 other countries of the world. Compared to other WorldSkills that have taken place in the past, the performance of team India this year was the best. India secured one Gold medal, one Silver, two Bronze and fifteen “Medallions of Excellence”.
Shweta’s training at Design Media & Edutainment School just before the WorldSkills competition included regular training and testing. Under Mr. Sathish Narayanan, Shweta’s technical and creative skills were tested and improved to meet international standards. Through constant mentorship, her own efforts and her passion for Graphic Designing, she bagged the Bronze Medal for India.