Articles from WorldSkills UK

Clive Dickin, Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors

Clive Dickin, chief executive, Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors, talks to FE News about his experience of WorldSkills Calgary and how employees and employers can contribute to the sustainability of the industry.

Bernard Burns, CWO, gives an employer's view of skills competitions

Bernard Burns, managing director of CWO and employer of Team UK member Oliver Clack, Stonemasonry competitor at WorldSkills Calgary 2009, gives FE News an employer's view of the benefits of skills competitions.

FE News catches up with two British WorldSkills champions of the future

FE News speaks to Simon Ginger and Grant Finch, Landscape Gardeners, who are visiting WorldSkills Calgary 2009 on a familiarisation trip to prepare for EuroSkills Lisbon 2010, and WorldSkills London 2011.

Floristry champion speaks to FE News moments after competing at WorldSkills Calgary 2009

Joe Massie, Team UK competitor at WorldSkills Calgary 2009 for Floristry, talks to FE News moments after finishing the competition.

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.  

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 :

Blazing a trail for the UK: Representing the UK at EuroSkills

To be selected to represent the UK at EuroSkills, Europe’s largest skills competition, feels fantastic. To be the first apprentice, along with my teammate Kamil Zmich, to represent the UK in the Industry 4.0 Competition is a complete honour.

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:

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