To help build on the legacy of WorldSkills London 2011, key partners from across the UK Government and the further education, skills and apprenticeship sector have been engaged in the delivery of a set of WorldSkills Legacy Projects (PDF,331.82 KB). These aim to transfer excellence in training and performance, competition standards and international best practice from the WorldSkills arena to mainstream vocational education and training across the UK.
The five projects funded by a grant from the Skills Funding Agency are:
- Vocational Master Class Programme
- International Exchange Development
- The Transfer of International Standards to UK Vocational Education and Training
- Performance Excellence in Qualifications
- Developing and Understanding Vocational Excellence
The Gold Dust Report (PDF,1.11 MB) further explains the purpose and significance of the five legacy projects.
Resources and materials from the five projects can be found on the WorldSkills UK website.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) engagement in WorldSkills
In 2013, the Skills Funding Agency, supported by AoC and the Network for Black Professionals, came together to identify barriers and perceptions that limit the engagement of BAME vocational students in WorldSkills UK competitions.
Colleges and training organisations are free to use this presentation by the Network for Black Professionals (NBP) (PPT,2.77 MB). It is recommended that colleges and training organisations work with their regional WorldSkills UK champion and group to address the issue of BAME engagement. Details of regional champions can be found via the WorldSkills Portfolio Group list (PDF,174.76 KB).
BAME engagement, which was identified prior to WorldSkills London 2011, is now a key issue for AoC's WorldSkills Portfolio Group. The presentation will be used as a key element in the development of a CPD programme supported by the Education and Training Foundation.