Several hundred young people visited the Exhibition Stand hosted by consortium members WAC and Collage Arts at WorldSkills International at the ExCel in London last month.  They came to learn more about the vocational courses, career support and Apprenticeships being offered by partners.

WorldSkills is billed as “the greatest skills competition, careers and jobs event on the planet” and was taking place in the UK for the first time in 22 years. Rinova, WAC and Collage Arts exhibited at WorldSkills as part of the ‘Make it Happen’ Exhibition. During the four days of WorldSkills International, students from WAC’s ARCO-Plus training course joined trainees from Collage Arts to showcase their skills in performing arts and media. Between the live performances, the trainees from WAC and Collage shared their skills with other young people visiting the expo – including film and music editing techniques.

The partners also took the opportunity to showcase and disseminate some of the products and lessons from the European Union Leonardo da Vinci project ‘Aspire‘ and a project that has developed a new approach to developing Transferable Skills in learners through arts practice, funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

The picture above was taken on the 7th October at the Exhibition Stand at WorldSkills and shows (from left to right) Richard Parkes (Rinova), Dr Denise Stanley, Manoj Ambasna and Preeti Dasgupta (Collage Arts).