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:
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:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQu4r1jmB0
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 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfxQEUQh5bU
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:
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?