Register now for the fourth International Skills Summit: Skills for the future, hosted by WorldSkills UK. The summit takes place on 25 May 2023, 10.00 – 15.30 at the Parsons Building, Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus.

The event will convene global experts on skills and the economy and provide delegates with unique insights on how technical education and apprenticeships can underpin international competitiveness in future-focused sectors and industries. The event will also explore how world-class skills can support resilient regional growth and unlock opportunities for people of all backgrounds to gain the high-value jobs of today, and tomorrow.

Immediately following the summit, there will be an reception to mark three years of the WorldSkills UK’s Centre of Excellence programme, with more colleges, universities and independent training providers joining the skills revolution.

Download information of getting to the venue, Rye Hill Campus, or register for the summit at the bottom of this page.

Event agenda

10.00 – 10.30

Welcome, refreshments and networking


10.30 – 10.45

Keynote speech





10.45 – 11.45

Developing tomorrow skills today

11.45 – 12.00


12.00 – 13.00

Global perspectives on growth sectors, challenges and change



13.00 - 13.45





13.45 – 14.15

Keynote speech

14.15 – 15.15

World-class skills for people and places



15.15 – 15.30

Closing address

15.30 – 16.30

Reception: Celebration and launch of Centre of Excellence 2.0

Why attend?


· explore how future-focused industries and the skills they require are changing

· gain insights on international best practice in delivering world-class skills

· understand how to get involved in WorldSkills UK’s efforts to raise standards and participation in technical education and apprenticeships

· hear from leading figures in government, education and industry

· learn more about regional, national and international skills initiatives supporting success for young people, employers and the economy

· connect with fellow stakeholders sharing your interest on future skills.

Sign up to receive our latest updates to your email