Skills Show UK
The Skills Show 2015 saw a remarkable number of students, parents, further education colleges and training providers participating with great fervour.
The British Council in association with the NSDC, enabled six Indian students to participate in the event, where they were joined by over 136 delegates from 20 countries, and about 75,000 attendees.
Participants from India included Ashwini Hemant Tareh (19) and Karishma Sunil Gupta (18) from Pune; Tabassum Sulthana (19) from Chennai; Shweta Singh (20) and Savita Palariya (20) from Uttarakhand and Pooja Rani (20) from Delhi. The event provided an opportunity for the students to benchmark their skills by competing alongside UK participants, while also prepping them for the International Skills Show 2017 in Abu Dhabi. The platform also enabled them to interact, share and gain knowledge from UK experts and embrace best practices.
For details, please refer to the Impact Story and the Success Story in the downloads section below.
English Skills for a World Class Workforce
Held on 20 Oct 2015 in New Delhi, the workshop aimed to identify job roles and sectors where English language skills, benchmarked against international standards, are essential for employability and mobility, and provided a platform for creating new commercially sustainable partnerships to produce the certificates, trainers and content needed to reach these standards.
The workshop was facilitated by ELT and skills professionals from British Council and was designed in collaboration with the NSDC. Key participants of the workshop included UK ELT providers, India SSC representatives, assessment bodies, and key government stakeholders.
For details, refer to this summary report on the workshop.
World Skills India Regional Competition: Gems and Jewellery
The competition was held in Jaipur on 18-19 Sep where 10 students demonstrated their skills and expertise, and 4 finalists were selected from amongst them.
The competition was a culmination of the regional events that had taken place in different states including Coimbatore, Bangalore and Surat. Two students were selected from these 4 finalists, who got a chance to compete and benchmark their skills at the UK Skills Show 2015.
World Skills India Regional Competition: Beauty and Wellness
The British Council with NSDC, CII, and Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC) held four regional competitions for talented youth in the Beauty and Wellness sector to travel to the UK and compete in the Skills Show 2015.
Competitions were held in Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, and Delhi.
Workshop on Blended Learning Model to Achieve Scalable Skill Development
The workshop was organised by British Council and the British High Commission, in association with the India Didactics Association on 10 Sep 2015 in Bengaluru.
The session was held alongside the World Didac Expo and saw the launch of some of the major highlights of the Research Report on Blended Learning Models for Skill Development and Opportunities for UK Providers. The workshop focused on exploring effective models in blended learning which can promote the ambitious skill development agenda of the Government of India, and explored how UK and India can harness each other’s expertise to create a self-sustaining ecosystem for delivering high quality skills training at scale.
The workshop was led by experts from India and the UK and was attended by leading technology providers along with key government functionaries, training providers, representatives of Sector Skills Council, and other participants.