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Excellence and World Class Skills. Aidan Jones Project Director WorldSkills London 2011 Ltd A subsidiary of UK Skills. Introducing UK Skills. UK Skills seeks to improve the standard of skills in the UK by supporting competitions and awards. Virtuous Cycle for Skills. Raised skills.

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Excellence and World Class Skills

Aidan Jones

Project Director

WorldSkills London 2011 Ltd

A subsidiary of UK Skills


Introducing UK Skills

UK Skills seeks to improve the standard of skills in the UK by supporting competitions and awards


Virtuous Cycle for Skills

Raised skills

Improved productivity

for individuals

More money to invest in skills

Improved tax take

for the government

Improved profitability

for business

More hospitals, schools, etc

for our communities


WorldSkills UK

  • UK’s regional and national skills competitions

  • 70 skills competitions run across in five sectors

  • Designed by industry experts

  • 2,112 competitors in 2008

  • Entries open 7January 2009

  • Entries close 9 April 2009

  • Competitions held April to July 2009

  • Register your interest on website now

www.worldskillsuk.org


Benefits of Competitions

For competitors

  • Benchmark success

  • Inspires young people to achieve their potential

  • Chance to test own abilities against that of peers

  • Opportunity to represent their college – or country

  • Opportunity to receive the best personal training & development the UK has to offer


Benefits of Competitions

For colleges, universities and training providers

  • Helps tutors to raise standards

  • Enlivens teaching of skills

  • Provides the opportunity to showcase their students’ achievements

  • Involvement in competitions can help raise the profile

  • Ofsted recognises the benefits of being involved in skills competitions


Benefits of Competitions

For employers

  • Differentiates their business

  • Attracts other talented young people as employees

  • Provides marketing opportunities

  • Promotes the industry and skills required to sustain it

  • Benchmarks employees’ skills against other businesses

  • Helps meet Corporate Social Responsibility objectives


WorldSkills London 2011

  • 6-9 October 2011 at ExCeL London

  • 1,200 competitors

  • 60 nations involved

  • 250,000 visitors

  • 45 skills

  • UK hopes to compete in

    39 competitions

www.worldskillslondon2011.com


In 2011…

The UK hopes to compete in the following skills:

  • Telecommunication Distribution Technology

  • Manufacturing Team Challenge

  • Mechatronics

  • Mechanical Engineering & Design – CAD

  • IT/ Software Applications

  • Wall & Floor Tiling

  • Autobody Repair

  • Painting & Decorating

  • Ladies / Mens Hairdressing

  • Confectioner / Pastry Cook

  • Automobile Technology

  • Fashion Technology

  • Electrical Installations

  • CNC Turning

  • CNC Milling

  • Welding

  • Printing

  • Plumbing & Heating

  • Web Design

  • Bricklaying

  • Stonemasonry

  • Cabinetmaking

  • Joinery

  • Carpentry

  • Jewellery

  • Floristry

  • Electronics

  • Cooking

  • Restaurant Service

  • Car Painting

  • Landscape Gardening

  • Refrigeration

  • IT PC/Network Support

  • Graphic Design Technology

  • Caring

  • Mobile Robotics

  • Plastering

  • Aircraft Mechanics

  • Beauty Therapy


Be Part of It


Gary Tuddenham


Natalie Stanyer


For more information

www.worldskillsuk.org


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