Competition at the heart of the curriculum

This month, Team UK will stand on the podium at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 in front of a global audience of apprentices, government officials and royalty, as they prepare to compete in the world’s toughest skills competition.


For the 34-stong team, it will mark a huge milestone for them, for which collectively they will have completed over 71,000 hours of additional training on top of their apprenticeships. For me personally, it will be the completion of a two-year development programme in which we have worked with WorldSkills UK to support Shane Carpenter as he prepares to compete in the IT Network Administration Competition at WorldSkills. Shane is an apprentice with BAE Systems and trains at our college.


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