10 DEC 2019
The CBI/Pearson annual education and skills report 2019 was released at the end of last month. Now into its second decade, it remains a vital bellwether on the issues occupying the minds of the nation’s employers.
05 DEC 2019
On International Volunteer Day, WorldSkills UK Volunteer and Alumni Manager Thomas Shirt celebrates the charity’s volunteers and explains why they make such a vital contribution.
04 NOV 2019
For the first time, the WorldSkills family can put forward those people who have dedicated themselves to those young competitors and ensure that their contribution is recognised and celebrated.
24 SEP 2019
Learning from the world’s best: How being a bit more Chinese and Brazilian could up the UK’s skills game
Being globally connected is fundamental to a major nation’s development and outlook. As a member organisation of the WorldSkills network, comprising over 80 peer organisations from around the world, thinking globally is central to our own work at WorldSkills UK.
20 SEP 2019
Since my return from Kazan, Russia I have been asked a few times to write something about the experience I had at the biennial WorldSkills event.
16 SEP 2019
Amazing. There is not a better word I can think of to sum up the past couple of weeks which saw the Skills Olympics take place in Kazan, Russia. It was a spectacular global celebration of young people and skills that will live long in the memory of all who attended.
09 SEP 2019
As a past competitor and Assistant Training Manager for Worldskills UK in brickwork, when my employer said they would support my trip to Kazan for the World final, as they understand the reciprocal benefits of me being there, I jumped at the opportunity.
06 SEP 2019
I came to Kazan as an official observer in my role as Deputy Chair of WSUK. I was also a speaker at the global conference. I expected to once again be “blown away” by the personal and technical attributes of the members of ‘Team UK’!
05 SEP 2019
The WorldSkills competitions certainly need more publicity in the UK. Before I went to Kazan, the members of my Livery Company (the Plaisterers) knew about it as we have been supporting WorldSkills for some time. Some of the 110 other Livery Companies know about it as they support their respective skills in the competition or at Colleges. However outside of that there is no real visibility.
04 SEP 2019
I travelled to Kazan for the Worldskills competition 2019 in anticipation of understanding the emphasis and value that other nations place on skills development and the benefit of competitions as a tool to inspire young people to engage in vocational training.