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Team UK head off to compete at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

More than just a competition: Creating a world-class training programme that gives young people fantastic opportunities to grow, learn and develop

In less than four months, Team UK will stand on the podium at the Opening Ceremony of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in front of a global audience of apprentices, education professionals, industry leaders and government officials as they prepare to compete in the world’s toughest skills competition.

Boris Johnson and John Hayes are 'Have a Go' heroes... Are you?

Boris Johnson and John Hayes were 'Have a Go' heroes when they launched a million learning opportunities at London's City Hall. Boris and Mr Hayes launched the 'Have a Go' sessions in conjunction with the WorldSkills team prior to the global skills competition coming to the EXcel Centre in London in October. There are now a million opportunities to try a new skill prior to the WorldSkills event in October and at the competition itself. Click on the image below to see how you too can be a 'Have a Go' hero:

Elfi Klumpp: The journey to WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

FE News catches up with Elfi Klumpp, the official WorldSkills representative for Germany at WorldSkills London. Elfi talks about the transition from Calgary 2009 to London 2011, and the start of the journey to WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.  She discusses how each WorldSkills competition provides a different perspective of the world's vocational skills and how each event is slightly different with each nation behind the scenes.Click on the video below to hear what Elfi has to say about WorldSkills and how the German team is preparing for WorldSkills Leipzig 2013:

Skills Canada CEO Shaun Thorson: The legacy of WorldSkills Calgary 2009

FE News catches up with Shaun Thorson, CEO of Skills Canada, to discuss the legacy of WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

Simon Bartley, WorldSkills International President, discusses the importance of competition and his plans for the future of WorldSkills

FE News catches up with Simon Bartley on his first day in his new role as WorldSkills International President. Bartley discusses his plans for WorldSkills, and the ongoing legacy of the competition to improve skills and awareness of them. He also explains how international competitions enable subject matter experts from across the world to share best practice and improve teaching of their subject areas.Click on the video below to hear his plans for WorldSkills and the importance of interntional competitions :

Helping young learners to shape their future at WorldSkills UK LIVE

I’m looking forward to welcoming the brightest and best apprentices and learners to WorldSkills UK LIVE on 15 – 17 November at the NEC, Birmingham.

WorldSkills UK CEO Neil Bentley discusses the importance of working with Providers to develop World class learners

We chat with WorldSkills UK CEO Dr Neil Bentley about working with Independent Training Providers and the benefits of working with learners at the WorldSkills standards to generate true World class learners. Neil explains that with 76% of Apprenticeships being delivered by training providers, WorldSkills UK are keen to engage and work with more independent training providers.Neil shares a few thoughts on the benefits of implementing the WorldSkills standards to enable learners, employers and providers to be truly World class.Please click on the video below to hear what Neil has to share:

Competitions drive Construction #TeamUK

A changing economic landscape and the introduction of new technologies is transforming the construction industry in the UK. The FE sector knows this will have huge implications for skills training and development going forwards, but how can we ensure that we are fully preparing apprentices for these changes and does this mean we should be switching focus away from traditional trades?

The results are in: Skills competitions give young people their Competitive Edge

We have exciting new research in partnership with the Edge Foundation that demonstrates how skills competitions are making a big difference to the prestige of apprenticeships and technical careers.


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