We hosted a best practice exchange with international experts and educators to transfer global best practice and champion higher quality training standards within the UK.
Educators need to embrace and make available to students the latest software and technology within this skill (most of which is open source and readily available
We need to update our existing qualifications to keep pace with emerging technology and industry requirements to ensure learners are better prepared when seeking employment opportunities. This can be done by adopting the WorldSkills Occupational Standards more broadly across the UK TVET System
Whilst there are many common technical skills gaps regularly identified in learners there are rather important softer skills than often get overlooked such as working part of a team, communication and problem solving skills. By improving these softer skills it will in turn improve productivity and raise the competency levels of learners.
The event was a technically challenging, confidence building and fun experience for all competitors. It also served to help experts with the design and implementation of the Test Projects for the four modules, this is particularly important for new experts.
It consisted of:
The event was very fun and I learnt a lot.
We have only just scratched the surface on the potential possibilities of running these virtual international pressure tests for our competitors and experts.