As you may be aware, UVAC has exhibited at Live UK for the past three years promoting the benefits and breadth of higher and degree apprenticeships. It is the largest skills show nationally and there is growing university presence. For example Middlesex University has proudly hosted two prestigious skills competitions in 2019 in engineering with six universities from the London region taking part with competitions for Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduates.
WorldSkills UK Competitions registrations are now opener 2020 and will close on 02 April. The competitions have shown how they could benefit students through driving up performance standards and developing employability skills. There are over 70 competitions, so we have very wide appeal and get tangible results for students and their host organisations. it’s completely free to enter and competitors report:
90% cite improvement in career progression from competition experience
86% claim improved technical skills
86% report improved personal and employability skills
90% state raised aspirations
89% report being inspired by taking part
To hear from competitors’ organisations for yourself, watch this short film.
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