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“What is…” skill demonstrations

Be entertained and inspired by talented students showcasing their skills and explaining what is happening in the skills competition areas.


WorldSkills UK LIVE gives visitors a chance to watch demonstrations of what it takes to work in different skills to a high level. For example, come and see our What is…Forensic Science demonstration to discover all the skills and techniques needed to be a successful crime scene investigator!

These demonstrations will help visitors:

  • Gain a better understanding of what different skills and careers involve
  • Discover how these skills are used in real careers
  • Understand the skills and passion needed for WorldSkills UK Competitions

The “What is…” demonstrations present the exceptional talents of students, trainees or apprentices, as well as promoting excellence in a wide range of vocational skills.

Located in each sector hub, they demonstrate in real-world context what the competitors are doing and what high-quality performance looks like:

Fitness training; hairdressing; make up; floristry; painting & decorating; Floor & wall tiling; Bricklaying; CAD; Sheet metalwork; mechanical engineering & robotics; auto refinishing & body repair; aeronautical engineering; lab technician; forensic science; visual merchandising; graphic design; fine jewellery making. 

We’re very much a vocational college, so it is all about skills for us. The event means that we can showcase what we can do, as well as showcasing what the industry we work with does.

Mike Hopkins, Principal, South & City College Birmingham