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1. Introduction

Students from Hamilton College in Leicester have a go at carpentry in the Building Zone at The Skills Show 2015, held at the NEC Birmingham.As a parent or carer you will want to help your child succeed. It may not always feel like it, but research shows that parents have a key influence on their child’s career choices!

WorldSkills UK LIVE how is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and offers hands-on experiences that inspire young people to find out more about the world of work.

Through the Have a Go experiences, watching talented young people showcase their skills, hearing from real people doing real jobs and accessing specialist advice, young visitors have the opportunity to uncover a hidden talent or interest, broaden their horizons and perhaps discover a new career. Whatever they decide to do they will need lots of support.

This guide aims to ensure you have information at your fingertips about some of the key elements, including:

  • The main options and qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship and Traineeship as a route to success.
  • The importance of skills and qualifications.
  • How jobs are changing.

Talking to your child about any new ideas they have following a visit to WorldSkills UK LIVE will be a great start!

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