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Our Deputy Minister for Skills, Jeff Cuthbert, saw for himself the wide variety of training opportunities in Wales during a visit to this year’s Eisteddfod in Wrexham. Visitors to the event could have a go at a number of skills... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Enter this competition today and be in with a chance to win an amazing prize and a once in lifetime opportunity. The winner grabs a year’s apprenticeship with Melville and a visit to their global headquarters in Las Vegas! Melville... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
A great video showing footage from the selection process for Team UK. Congratulations to all who made the team! Help raise the profile of vocational skills, WorldSkills and skills competitions in Wales With thanks to UK Skills for their kind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
He made it! After a long couple of months of intensive training, David Bowen has been selected to represent Team UK in the web design competition at WorldSkills London 2011. David, aged 18 and a student at Coleg Sir Gar,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Edge, in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, WorldSkills Alumni and City & Guilds have launched a competition to engage creative designers! The aim is to develop a number of artefacts suitable for use within Wivenhoe House, the home of the Edge... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
WorldSkills London 2011 has partnered up with Bentley Motors, the UK’s leading luxury car manufacturer, and the Design Council. Two lucky winners will have the chance to see their idea turned into actual medals used at WorldSkills London 2011 this... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Gemma Prosser proved her metal in the recent skillscompetition Wales final held at Coleg Sir Gar. The 20 year-old who’s studying at the Ammanford campus fought off competition from fourteen other candidates to win first place in the foundation plumbing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
A number of plumbing and electrical engineering students will be preparing for next week’s test at the grand final of this year’s skillscompetition Wales. The event sees the winners from previous heats at Bridgend and Llandrillo colleges and Coleg Sir... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
36 competitors, 12 teams, 7 colleges, 2 judges plus a good number of guests = a successful WorldSkills UK accountancy heat! On 29 March, Gower College Swansea hosted the first of a number of WorldSkills UK accountancy heats that are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Current WorldSkills Squad UK member, David Bowen, is deep in training at the moment - hoping to secure a sought after place on Team UK to represent his country in the web design competition at WorldSkills London 2011. He's hoping... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
We’ve been keeping an eye on some slick scissor talent lately as a number of hairdressers across the country have been competing on a national stage. Bradley Robinson, aged 16, who works at ‘Harper on Hair’ in Abercychan, has held... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
A great skillscompetition Wales IT event at Gower College Swansea last week! Fifteen students from colleges across Wales went head-to-head in the closely fought web design competition. After four intensive hours of testing their skills, Daniel Thomas from Gower College... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Congratulations to Simon Davies, Gareth Morgan and Benjamin Morgan who took the top three places, respectively, in the recent SkillAuto competitions held at Coleg Glan Hafren. The competition is growing from strength-to-strength with a record number of entries totalling almost... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Did you go along to Coleg Llandrillo Cymru on 28 February for their WorldSkills UK showcase day? It was a fantastic event that attracted hundreds of visitors, all of whom were keen to sample the ‘have a go’ activities and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Have you registered yet for this year’s round of WorldSkills UK competitions? If not, you need to hurry – entries close on 24 March 2011. Find out more about the competitions via our website Enter now! Help raise the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Coleg Sir Gâr had much to celebrate recently when it was congratulated on its record of producing WorldSkills stars and rewarded for its exemplary teaching practices. Lesley Griffiths, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, visited the college to mark... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Next Monday 28 February, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru will host a WorldSkills UK ‘showcase day’ at the Rhos-on-Sea campus. The event will provide visitors with information on WorldSkills UK competitions and how to get involved. There will also be a number... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Last week, David Bowen headed off to France – though it was far from a relaxing mini break! He and four other members of Squad UK went to take part in WorldSkills France. Their mission - to compete in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at WorldSkills UK Wales
After a gruelling three days of competition, Hannah Cook won the gold medal in the window display competition at EuroSkills Lisbon! Hannah, who partnered with Kirsty Hoadley from Berkshire, created three stunning displays to promote fashions from around the world;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Tomos Hopkin is celebrating a double after retaining the coveted Welsh Young Butcher of the Year title. The 17 year old talented apprentice from Ponty Butchers, Pontardawe, fought off his rivals for the second time at the final, held at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Today is the first day of competitions at EuroSkills Lisbon 2010 and Hannah Cook from the University of Glamorgan will be flying the flag for Team UK. Hannah will compete in the Window Display competition, having previously secured a bronze... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Rhydian Williams and David Bowen attended a prestigious reception event at the House of Commons Terrace last week to celebrate the announcement of Squad UK for WorldSkills London 2011. Our joinery and web design competitors were greeted with 180 guests... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Congratulations to David Bowen and Rhydian Williams who have been selected from hundreds of individuals to win places on Squad UK! Having made it this far, they will be hoping that in a couple of months time they will be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Ever wondered what job would best suit your personality? Why not take this test to find out. Visit our skillscymru facebook page to try out this City & Guilds application. There’s also information on a variety of careers from a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales
Watch this fantastic video about Groundwork Wales’ environmental regeneration competition. Six teams from across Wales took part in the grand final of this competition, held as part of skillscymru at the Millennium Stadium on 16 September 2010. Funded via our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at WorldSkills UK Wales