WorldSkills Academy Update

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Students and apprentices from City of Glasgow College are being invited to put their skills to the test and sign up with WorldSkills at City of Glasgow College.   

The WorldSkills Academy at City of Glasgow College has been able to secure resources to offer you a unique opportunity to obtain specialised training in over 26 skills and participate in national skills competition through engaging in regional heat in June (and National finals in November).  Worldskills offers you the opportunity to upskill - with certification -  to prepare you for work from day one. Your participation in WorldSkills competitions will be ground-breaking for the college and an opportunity to showcase your skills to prospective employers in the future. 

FAQs  

What is WorldSkills?  

Founded in 1950, WorldSkills is an international movement and is the global hub for skills excellence and development with the vision to improve the world through the power of skills. It brings young learners and apprentices together, giving them the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice.

WorldSkills aims to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, and show how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success. At the college we have set up a WorldSkills Academy. 

Why is training required? 

The skills demanded by WorldSkills UK competitions are at the standards of excellence set by international experts. 

What training will I receive and when?  

The training will include further practical skills and mindset skills to be delivered by experienced national and international experts.  Your trainer will be in touch regarding arrangements for remote training from mid March to take place to fit in with your current course and personal commitments.  

When will training start? 

Arrangements are being made to have training from March, initially virtually.  

How will I access training after I leave college in June?  

Each successful entrant to the programme is enrolled with the WorldSkills Academy at the college, and has access to support and training up to competition date no matter whether they have moved on to employment or to university. 

What do I do next? 

Get in touch with worldskills@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk for details on how to get involved or sign up for one of our information sessions: 

  • Tuesday 16 February at 6pm.
  • Tuesday 2 March at 6pm.
  • Tuesday 16 March at 6pm.

Further Information

If you have any questions please contact worldskills@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.