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College brings talent to life at World Skills UK Live

More than 90,000 young people of all ages flocked to NEC Birmingham for this year’s national World Skills UK Live, where Walsall College showcased its full range of courses to visitors.

World Skills UK Live is renowned for being the nation’s largest skills and careers event, helping young people learn about a wide variety of careers through skills competitions and exciting ‘Have-a-Go' activities.

The exhibition, which took place from 15 - 17 November, saw thousands of school students take part in a number of activities hosted by Walsall College.

During the three-day event, the College's Hospitality staff and students hosted the Crepe Challenge, where visitors were invited to prepare a perfectly cooked crepe.

  

Level 3 students held demonstrations on how to cook the perfect crepe, and gave participants one-to-one advice on tips and tricks on getting the consistency right.

Participants then has the chance to cook up their own crepe, which was judged by the students based on quality and taste.

Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell visited the stand on Thursday 15th November to lend a helping hand to visitors in making the perfect crepe.

At another Walsall College stand, hundreds of students had their photos taken in a photobooth. The booth came with a number of career-related props and the vistors were encouraged to talk about their career aspirations, and how our courses can get them to where they want to go.

Walsall College’s marketing team were also at the national exhibition, providing information about the fantastic range of courses and apprenticeships the college offers to young people keen to kick-start their dream career.

  

The World Skills Show Live was also the venue of the WorldSkills UK national competition for the IT Heat.

With competitions ranging from IT to Nail Care, the WorldSkills invites students and apprentices from all over the UK to put their skills to the test, and prove they have what it takes to be named the best in their skill.

Level 6 Computing students Aqib Ali and Uways Khan went through to the live finals, where they went head-to-head with participants from other colleges.

Walsall College Public Services students were on hand to ensure the show was a success and assisted event organisers in a number of roles, including stewarding, customer service as well as providing logistics and technical support.

Jatinder Sharma OBE, Walsall College Principal and Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that we were again able to be involved in, and associated with, such a prestigious national event.

“Our staff proved to be excellent ambassadors for our college in showcasing to the sector and over 90,000 visitors many of the aspects of our organisation that make us outstanding, alongside contributing to raising the profile of vocational education and apprenticeships to a national audience.”

For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.

Published on Nov 20th 2018



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