The Biggest Skills Competition in the World!
The event, held every two years, brings together young people from around 50 nations across the globe to compete to become the best of the best in their chosen skill. There are over 40 skills categories in the competition – ranging from bricklaying to restaurant services and landscape gardening to IT competitions.
WorldSkills in Scotland
In order to increase engagement and participation across Scotland in WorldSkills activities, the sector working group, chaired by Paul Little, Principal, City of Glasgow College, is seeking representation from each region. Please email Joanne Buchan in the first instance to regiser your interest.
WorldSkills Update Newsletter
Scottish Presence at The Skills Show
Colleges Scotland will be exhibiting at The Skills Show and supporting the Scottish students who are competing for medals in the UK finals and participating in activities. The event takes place from 14-16 November 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.
We are putting a bus to enable any colleagues from the sector who wish to attend The UK Skills Show. The bus will leave from City of Glasgow College, 60 North Hanover Street (G1 2BP) on Wednesday 13 November at 11.00am returning to Glasgow on Sunday 17 November. For details and to book seats on the bus, please contact Margaret Darroch, . A programme for the four days will include a special tour for Scottish colleges.
All attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation, although Maggie would be delighted to assist in this. All attendees must also book their own tickets to the event via The Skills Show website.
Paul Little, Principal, City of Glasgow College, is appointed Lead WorldSkills Champion for Scotland
At WorldSkills London 2011, the UK won five Gold, two Silver, six Bronze and 12 Medallions for Excellence in front of an audience of 200,000 which included Prime Minister David Cameron. Of those medal winners, two were Scottish college students: Ryan Sheridan (Motherwell College) – Bronze in Mechanical Engineering; and Rory Andrew (Stow College) – Medallion for Excellence in Fashion Technology. In the previous international competition held in Calgary in 2009, Scottish college students won two of the three gold medals won by Team UK plus a Medallion for Excellence.
At first UK Skills Show held in Birmingham in November 2012, Scottish college students won three Gold, four Silver, and three Bronze medals plus two Highly Commended certificates in national competitions in skills ranging from engineering to IT and plumbing.
Find out how to give your students the edge – view the competitor toolkit.
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Part of WorldSkills UK, The Skills Show is the largest skills and careers event in the UK. It covers the space of over seven football pitches and welcomes over 75,000 visitors who come to watch the live competitions, see the spectacular showcases, ‘have a go’ at a range of activities and explore the exhibitions.
Find out about volunteering opportunities at The Skills Show.
|Thursday 21 November 2013
||Awards Ceremony for the Scottish regional medallists at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Please email Joanne Buchan for more information.|
In the News
- WorldSkills UK Champion – read more.
- Motherwell College wins four gold prizes at WorldSkills UK regional heats – read more.
- Coatbridge College hairdressing student scoops top award at WorldSkills UK – read more.
- Coatbridge College beauty therapy students' success at WorldSkills – read more.
- Angus College Hairdressers poised for National Success! – read more.
- Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown congratulates Adam Smith College's WorldSkills participants – read more.
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