From 1 March Find a Future has been renamed WorldSkills UK. Find a Future will remain the name of the organisation’s legal entity.
The reframing of the organisation’s identity reflects its aim to put skills competition activity at the heart of everything it does, supporting its commitment to champion world-class apprenticeships and technical skills.
Highlighting the role skills competitions play in driving up standards and productivity amongst apprentices and employers, the organsation’s responsibilities will continue to cover: delivering experiential careers events including The Skills Show 2016, role modelling to challenge stereotypes and using its research to support the Government’s apprenticeship agenda.
WorldSkills UK is the name it already uses to participate in international skills competitions. By using it as its operating name in the UK, the organisation says it is also strengthening its commitment to working with global and local partners in industry and education to benchmark and inform apprenticeship frameworks and careers advice in the UK.
Alongside these changes the organisation has produced an Impact Report summarising its recent successes and setting out its future agenda. Visit http://www.worldskillsuk.org/ for more information.
The WorldSkills UK Competitions are now open for registration from 1 March until 7 April.
The competitions are designed to enable the UK’s top apprentices and learners to build on their skills and showcase their talent to employers.
The National Finals are held at The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and career event, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 17 to 19 November 2016.
Age and skill eligible competitors who excel in the finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions 2016 could be selected to compete for a place in Squad UK for WorldSkills Kazan 2019.