Date: Monday, 28 September 2020
Time: 1:00 pm
As part of #TradeDecoratorFestival Mike Swan, lecturer at Dundee and Angus College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Painting and Decorating, will be joined by former apprentice Callum Bonner, UK representative in the WorldSkills Competition.
A number of initiatives have been launched to help support young people, the group most disproportionately affected by this pandemic, get their first step on the career ladder. However, as we work to help as many as possible through work placements and apprenticeships, we mustn’t lose our focus on quality argues Mike Swan, lecturer at Dundee and Angus College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Painting and Decorating. In this session, Mike will be joined by former apprentice Callum Bonner who under Mike’s guidance represented the UK at the WorldSkills Competition, known as the ‘Skills Olympics’ in Russia last year, to discuss why skills competitions are increasingly playing a vital role in attracting young people to consider a career in construction and how they can be used to upskill apprentices and the wider workforce. Join Mike and Callum to find out how your organisation can benefit from WorldSkills UK and its programmes.
WorldSkills UK is all about helping young people go further, faster in their careers, gaining the skills that employers need most. We help young people from all backgrounds get the best start in work and life.
For more information visit www.worldskillsuk.org