Less than one week until WorldSkills 2015 finals at Birmingham NEC 19-21 November
The eight finalists in this year’s WorldSkills UK Health and Social Care competition, which showcases and tests the skills and knowledge required in the sector, have been announced. They will be competing to be named the UK Champion during three days of challenges in front of over 75,000 people at The Skills Show, which takes place from 19 to 21 November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham. This year’s finalists are:
• Fallon Barron, Shipley College in Saltaire, West Yorkshire
• Fredrikka Walker, CWT Chamber Training in Coventry
• Jessica Duckworth, Burnley College in Lancashire
• Philomena McGoldrick, South West College in Omagh, Northern Ireland
• Jacqueline Boyd, City of Glasgow College, Scotland
• Jade Donald, City of Glasgow College, Scotland
• Aine Devlin, Southern Regional College, Northern Ireland
• Dario Hopley, Stoke on Trent College in Staffordshire
They each secured a place in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition Finals after scoring highly in the Regional Heats which took place across the UK earlier this year. The Health and Social Care competition is managed by Profiles4Care.com.
Marc Jones, Director of Profiles4Care said: “Our hearty congratulations to all the finalists for this year’s WorldSkills UK Health and Social Care competition. Having witnessed the levels of skill and talent on display at the Regional Heats we can attest that these positions were hard won. It was inspiring and it’s good to know that we have supported young people ambitious in their pursuit of taking their skills to the highest level.”
WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions, part of Find a Future, inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level. Through competition activity, the UK is able to share best practise in apprenticeships and vocational teaching, raising standards across the nation.
Carole Stott, Chair, Find a Future, which manages the WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions said: “I want to wish everyone the best of luck as they prepares to compete in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition Finals at The Skills Show. “Skills Competitions showcase the high levels of performance that can be achieved by individuals and organisations through high quality training. Through Skills Competitions and The Skills Show we want to provide every young person with the chance to unlock their potential and get excited about the world of work.”
The Skills Show, part of Find a Future, is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors annually, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.
Success in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition Finals, could lead onto being part of the Squad UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. WorldSkills, the largest international skills competition which takes place every two years in cities around the world, sees the world’s best young apprentices and learners come together to compete for Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals in different skills.