Nescot hosted a hugely successful WorldSkillsUK Regional IT Competition last Friday 25th May, with competitors representing colleges from across the South East taking part in specialist IT hardware and networking challenges. Visitors were also able to take part in ‘have-a-go’ activities including Building a Computer and Designing a Computer Game.
The college also hosted an Employers' Think Tank in which IT business leaders discussed the future of the industry, its skills needs and how Nescot’s training and IT apprenticeships can support the sector to grow further. Our grateful thanks to our VIP visitors, Azhar Siddique of BBC's The Apprentice and Chris Grayling MP who took part in the lively employer discussions and presented prizes to the competition winners.
WorldSkills UK run quality assured skills competitions. Held annually these competitions aim to encourage people across the UK to excel in their vocational skill.
The competitions run both regionally and nationally each year and aim to lift standards of training and performance promoting world class skills and international competitiveness.
Outstanding WorldSkills UK National Finalists may be considered for potential inclusion in a shortlist for the team that goes on to represent the UK at a WorldSkills Competition.
WorldSkills UK is managed by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Skills Funding Agency and is supported by a host of other partners across business, industry and the world of education and training.
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