Record numbers of young people have pre-registered for the UK’s ultimate live interactive immersive experience which will help them become the new highfliers.
More than 75,000 people have already reserved their entry tickets to a kaleidoscope of opportunity at WorldSkills UK LIVE at the NEC, Birmingham, next month – November 15-17.
The first two days of the three-day skills spectacular are completely ‘sold out’ – and the free of charge Saturday tickets are being snapped up in ever increasing numbers.
Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK said: “This is such great news – we have turned the tide re the attitude of the young where vocational skills are concerned – they are chic not geek.
“We have created a live and interactive immersive experience to unlock tens of thousands of rewarding pathways to the world of work.
“WorldSkills UK LIVE is a new fresh, concept incorporating careers advice, entertainment, information, face-to-face exchanges with businesses and have-a-go at skills..
“It is the best most inspiring money can’t buy ticket in town. There is nothing quite like it.”
Iconic women and men competing in the National Finals of the UK’s leading skills competitions will be inspiring the next generation to go further faster by acquiring a myriad of different skills disciplines, the UK’s biggest companies recruiting for young talent, music, rap and even a Love Island doctor all under one roof!
The UK’s largest, and most fun, skills event (formerly known as the Skills Show) is back with life-changing opportunities.
Thousands of apprenticeships, traineeships, college courses and jobs are available from dozens of exhibitors and commercial partners at the event.
Among the highlights are:
Dr. Alex George – still brushing the sand off his shoes the ‘Love Island’ doctor is coming to WorldSkills UK Live use his newfound fame to help the NHS attract more young people to make it their vocation. He will be working with colleagues on the NHS stand meeting fans and telling them about his work.
Ada Lovelace – an extraordinary tribute to 19th Century mathematician and writer who is now believed to have played a vital role designing the first ‘computer’. Her story – told in performance – utilises an electronic dress and a virtual algorithm.
The Rap Scientist – Jon Chase from South Wales has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it.
The Glam Scientist – Amy King is an inspirational figure that has been obsessed with science since the age of 6. She works alongside the Royal Society of Chemistry and has started her own charity – GlamSci – to encourage more women to enter the profession.