Prove you’re the best in WorldSkillsBy Paul Robins
January 26, 2009
Vocational trainees in Reading are invited to compete to represent the UK at the WorldSkills competition in 2011.
Those getting vocational training in subjects including mechanics, painting, decorating, automobile technology and hairdressing are invited to take part in the event.
Entries are now open for regional and national WorldSkills UK competitions, which cover more than 70 skills and are open to young people and adults.
On October 6, 2011, the young people of Team UK will battle it out against teams from all over the world.
WorldSkills chief executive Simon Bartley said: “Many of the skills that will form part of the competition at WorldSkills London 2011 are ones that are crucial to London successfully hosting the 2012 Olympic Games which starts a mere 294 days after WorldSkills begins.
“Construction skills like welding and plumbing are all needed to create the Games’ infrastructure while hospitality events like restaurant service and cooking are needed so the UK can cater for the influx of thousands of visitors.”
Entries close on April 9 with heats and national finals taking place over the spring and summer.
For more information visit www.worldskillsuk.org or call 0800 612 0742.