New digital resources launched to boost young people’s skill set and mindset
Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020
We’re proud to launch our new digital resources to enable more young people and educators, benefit from our insights from our international medal-winning training.
The new resources are part of our response to Covid-19, in which we committed to help power up a skills-led recovery and drive the rebuilding of the UK economy by supporting nearly 200,000 young people through increased online resources.
Ben Blackledge, Deputy CEO at WorldSkills UK said: “In response to Covid-19 we launched our five-point plan, a key of part which was to expand our digital offering to support the development of more and more young people. Our experience tells us that we can help young people succeed, if they have the right skills set and mindset.
“We have always worked to help young people thrive in their education and training, our new digital resources will mean that more and more young people can develop their skillset and mindset to the highest possible levels so they can build their confidence and potential despite the current challenging circumstances.”
Launching as part of the first phase of the new digital careers resources are three key components:
‘Skill with me’, a series of technical skill and mindset masterclasses from WorldSkills UK’s experts designed to give educators access to world-class skills development to support the development of their students and apprentices.
Our Careers Advice Toolkit has been updated to include a new module that focuses on mental health and wellbeing, with advice and guidance from WorldSkills UK alumni who now work in the healthcare profession. Further, the most popular modules including preparing for your future and creating your CV have been updated and pdfs made interactive to support at-home learning.
‘Teach Tom’, is a series of tutorials in which WorldSkills UK expert alumni teach new skills to our novice Tom Shirt, our Volunteer and Alumni Manager. The tutorials provide a window into different skills and careers, but can also be used to teach a new skill in a range of careers.
We are excited about giving more young people the opportunity to learn valuable skills, however this is just the beginning for WSUK we are currently working with partners to bring more of our insights and world class methodologies online to create a truly accessible offer.