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WorldSkills Update 1 September 2011

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By Michelle Bussey,
Communications and Marketing Director, WSI

With just over 1 month to the start of WorldSkills London 2011, it is time to learn all about what is available for visitors, observers and guests to the event. Find out what students, teachers, delegates and leaders can participate in and look forward to in London. There is so much for people to get involved with that WorldSkills London 2011 has created a Visitor Journey to help explain how it all fits together and how visitors will get the full picture from seeing the Competitors in action to trying it out for themselves to getting career advice.

We look forward to seeing you all in London. Best of luck to all the Competitors in their final preparations.

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Countdown to WorldSkills London 2011

WorldSkills London 2011 – the Visitor journey

By Sally Eley, WorldSkills London 2011

Organisers of WorldSkills London 2011 want visitors to be inspired and come away from the event feeling enthusiastic and informed about their future careers. WorldSkills London 2011 will take visitors on a four stage interactive journey.

  1. Competition skill areas
  2. Have a Go
  3. Free careers advice
  4. Make it Happen exhibition area

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Have a Go activities promise to excite and engage visitors to WorldSkills London 2011

By Sally Eley, WorldSkills London 2011

As well as watching the Competition, visitors to WorldSkills London 2011 will have the chance to try out a huge range of skills in each of the seven skill sectors on display at the Competition.

All the Have Go opportunities on offer at the event are being put on by colleges, training providers and employers who have all gone through a selection process to ensure a first class experience for visitors.  

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Be entertained by over 75 UK Colleges and Training Provides Showcasing their Finest Talent

By Sally Eley, WorldSkills London 2011

Visitors can prepare to be moved by a spectacular photograph, entertained by a performance or challenged to solve a crime when they visit WorldSkills London 2011 and make their way around the Competition.

Over 75 organisations are set to wow the estimated 150,000 visitors attending the Competition at ExCeL London with examples of their finest talent from across the UK.

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One School One Country details

By Chidi Okolo, WorldSkills London 2011

We are pleased to report that the One School One Country initiative, in which primary schools based in London, will host a special welcome reception for WorldSkills International Members, has now gone live. Member countries/regions have been informed of which school they will be visiting in October and we are aware from Head teachers that communication has already begun in earnest.

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WorldSkills London 2011 launches new website

By WorldSkills London 2011

An improved website has been created to serve as the main touchpoint by which visitors engage with WorldSkills London 2011.

In addition to the new I AM branding, we developed new functionality to enhance the event itself. It concentrates on the visitor experience and the activities they can participate in during WorldSkills London 2011. Even more tools are on the way, so stay tuned. Some of the features to look forward to are interactive maps and schedules that are smartphone optimised and allow a visitor to build their own bespoke itinerary. Check back regularly.




News from WorldSkills International

Want to be a part of the Competition?
Be a guest at Restaurant Service!

By Michelle Bussey, WorldSkills International

Have you always wondered what it would be like to sitting in a competition area and have all the visitors watching you? Well now is your chance! We have limited tables left at the Restaurant Service competition for you to be a guest and be wined and dined for lunch. With Competitors from 24 countries/regions showing their skills in three different types of dining, we are still seeking eager guests to help complete their competition experience

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WorldSkills Premiere Experience – Register now!

By Michelle Bussey, WorldSkills International

Space is running out in many of the conferences and seminars so book in advance. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from leaders in industry, education and government and benefit from their experience and best practices.

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WorldSkills Premiere Experience –
the 'Why, Who Should and How to' attend

By Michelle Turpin, WorldSkills International

Why attend the upcoming WSPE? You will meet other like minded leaders who are making a difference in their organisations, countries/regions and you will have a chance to share your successes and your challenges with others.
Who should attend? You should attend if you are a leader in business, education, government or unions and you want to meet colleagues from around the world to network with and hear what other people are doing in their own countries/regions to promote skills and training.

How do I register for the WSPE? Please visit where you can view the entire conference and events programme.

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WorldSkills Premiere Experience – learn about the UK systems

By Jenni Lovegrove, WorldSkills London 2011

Work Inspiration
The Work Inspiration campaign aims to better prepare young people for employment and bridge the transition between the classroom and the world of work by turning work experience into ‘Work Inspiration’.

Study Visits
Visit a selection of further education colleges, training centres and employers. The visits will set out best practice and innovations in the English college and vocational training sector and will showcase a specific skill to link into the WorldSkills Competition.

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WorldSkills Leaders Forum details

By Michelle Turpin, WorldSkills International

Every Member organisation receives two complimentary tickets to the WorldSkills Leaders Forum, please select the recipients of these tickets and send the information to Michelle Bussey at by Friday 9 September 2011.

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Global Skills Marketplace details

By Michelle Turpin, WorldSkills International

Being held on Friday, 7 October, the Global Skills Marketplace (GSM) will feature dozens of 50-minute interactive and engaging seminars. GSM sessions are dedicated to global skills issues covering a variety of themes that include emerging technologies, best practices, research, industry involvement, partnerships and the future of vocational education and training.

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