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WorldSkills International President explains how skills competitions raise the level of skills across the globe

FE News catch up with Simon Bartley on his first day in his new role as WorldSkills International President. Although he has been in the post for less than a day, he takes time out to chat with us about the importance of skills competitions and how they raise the standards of skills across the globe.Mr Bartley discusses on his plans for WorldSkills, the ongoing legacy of the competition to improve individual countries skills base and awareness. Mr Bartley discusses the importance of Skills competition and how the competition raises the perception of vocational skills, he goes onto explain that International competitions enable the subject matter experts from across the World to share best practice and improve teaching of their subject areas - which then enable the subject matter specialist to work together to raise all of the World's skills base through the sharing of best practice and competition. Click on the video below to hear his plans for WorldSkills and the importance of interntional competitions : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfxQEUQh5bU

Supporting young people today and tomorrow

We can’t ignore the significant impact the coronavirus pandemic continues to have on education and skills provision in the UK. Even with the much welcome news this week that young people in colleges and other further education providers can return for face-to face teaching from March 8, there is a huge task to be faced in supporting those that have lost out on learning due to the pandemic.

Team UK brought home 19 medals from WorldSkills #Kazan2019

WorldSkills UK announces new appointment to Board of Trustees

WorldSkills UK, the education and skills charity, has announced that Brian Doran, Principal and Chief Executive of Southern Regional College, with campuses in counties Armagh and Down in Northern Ireland, has joined its Board of Trustees.

One week to go until #WorldSkillsUK LIVE!

The UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event will be held on 21-23 November 2019 at the NEC Birmingham

The new ambition in Scotland: excellence as standard

There has been much discussion in Scotland, like all parts of the UK, of the need for skills to be the cornerstone of our economy and valued and celebrated, just as they are in countries such as Germany, France and Russia. It was a key finding of the recent Cumberford-Little report and has taken on a greater importance as we work to manage the social and economic consequences of the pandemic.

Using Skills Excellence to Build Back Better

@WorldskillsUK last week hosted its first ever International Skills Summit bringing together high-profile speakers from UK governments, education and business to promote the importance of delivering skills excellence to build back better.

UK’s best on Road to WorldSkills #Shanghai2021

@WorldSkillsUK the education and skills charity, today (8 January 2020) named #SquadUK the 137 apprentices and students who will join its talent programme for the ‘skills olympics’ which will next be held in Shanghai, China in 2021.

Life-Changing Decision for Skilled Elite: YOUNG SKILLED APPRENTICES ON PLANE TO RUSSIA

Mainstreaming Excellence in FE with WorldSkills UK

Students, both existing and new, are returning to Barking & Dagenham College with a reinvigorated ambition to develop the skills needed to secure sustainable employment. This is not surprising given that research from The Resolution Foundation, earlier this year, confirmed the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn will affect young people disproportionately.  

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