Articles from WorldSkills UK

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

WorldSkills Calgary 2009 overview with Team UK interviews

An overview of Team UK's success at WorldSkills Calgary 2009, showing some of the 46 nations competing in skills ranging from bricklaying to hairdressing. Featuring interviews with team leader Kevin Large and Team UK medal winners Mark Nevin, Joe Massie and Katie Watson.

WorldSkills London 2011: Introducing Team UK Training Manager and WorldSkills Expert (CNC Turning) Paul Green

Each member of Team UK for WorldSkills London 2011, the world's largest international vocational skills competition, completes an intensive training programme managed by a dedicated Training Manager in the lead up to the competition, which takes place at ExCeL London (5-8 October). Team UK CNC Turning competitor Phillip Spowart, employed by Rolls Royce Derby, is trained by Paul Green, engineering lecturer at Yale College, Wrexham, North Wales. Paul Green writes:

WorldSkills London 2011 calls on UK students to help put on a world-class show

With the worlds greatest international skills competition just nine months away, WorldSkills London 2011 is offering learning providers a unique, free opportunity to showcase the UKs outstanding skills capabilities to the rest of the world.

WorldSkills London 2011: Introducing Team UK Training Manager and WorldSkills Expert (IT Network Systems Administration) John O'Neill

Each member of Team UK for WorldSkills London 2011, the world's largest international vocational skills competition, completes an intensive training programme managed by a dedicated Training Manager in the lead up to the competition, which takes place at ExCeL London (5-8 October). John O'Neill, deputy head of computing and IT, Barnfield College believes that WorldSkills Competitions are essential to help create a sustainable future for the UK's IT Networking industry. John O'Neill writes:

World-class apprentices require world-class training #Kazan2019

Training world-class apprentices World-class apprentices require world-class training. However, I am often asked in my role as WorldSkills UK Training Manager how do you prepare an apprentice to compete on the world stage?

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

More than just a competition: Creating a world-class training programme that gives young people fantastic opportunities to grow, learn and develop WorldSkills #Kazan 2019

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.

BIG BUDAPEST KICK-OFF FOR #TEAMUK

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.

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