Case Study

Sharing best practice in skills competitions between the UK and China

WorldSkills UK

Summary

WorldSkills UK, the Department for International Trade and the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security delivered a virtual showcase and skills competition event.

Organisation
WorldSkills UK
Associates
Department for International Trade and the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS)
Region
Asia Pacific – China
Skills Solution
Skills Competitions, Staff Capacity Building, Skills Standards Benchmarking, Knowledge Sharing

The UK’s Department for International Trade is working to raise the profile of the UK skills offer in China so that market access issues can be resolved and more commercial interest in UK skills is generated. In 2022, Shanghai, China will host the World Skills competition and so this was seen as the perfect platform on which to best demonstrate UK skills capability and capacity.

The global Covid-19 pandemic delayed preparations for Shanghai WorldSkills competition organisers, participating colleges, judges and students alike. To support Chinese WorldSkills partners, the UK set about delivering a world first for online WorldSkills competitions.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) approached WorldSkills UK to develop and deliver an online event with the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) to showcase UK skills; to share good practice in skills development between the two countries and showcase skills competitions.

The concept was to develop a programme of activity that could engage students, teachers, colleges, and key Chinese Government stakeholders at all levels locally, regionally and nationally so that they could all experience UK skills in action.

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