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B&FC proud to be one of the WorldSkills National Competition Venues for 2022

Published on 27/10/2022 by SGLAS

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Blackpool and The Fylde College has been named as one of the seven venues hosting this year's WorldSkills National Competition Final. Together with institutions from all four corners of the UK, B&FC will see the country's top students and apprentices going head to head as they race for gold across a diverse range of industry skills.

From bricklaying in Edinburgh to culinary arts in Belfast, young people up and down the UK will have the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle and excitement of the finals. At B&FC, we're partnering with BAE Systems to host 13 finals in total, including several beauty challenges, the Manufacturing Team Challenge and various precision engineering and IT competitions. 

Designed by industry experts, WorldSkills UK competitions help young people grow personally and professionally developing their technical and employability skills and boosting their confidence. If competitors impress at the national final, they could be in with a chance of representing the UK in the "skills olympics" in France in 2024.

Alongside the drama of the competition, B&FC will run events showcasing what they offer, providing careers advice and giving visitors the opportunity to talk to employers and industry experts at the Skills Village. Here people will also have the chance to watch a live stream of the competitions as they happen across campus.

Eventually, the winners of each competition will be announced by Steph McGovern in a special live medal ceremony broadcast from her Pack Lunch Studio on Friday 25 November.

WorldSkills UK Deputy CEO Ben Blackledge said: 

"We are really excited to be taking the show on the road with finals hosted by colleges across the UK. We hope witnessing the drama of the finals live will inspire young people to keep developing their technical and employability skills.

“With skills at the heart of government plans to level up and rebuild the economy, we are delighted to be playing our part and giving more young people the opportunity to explore the many opportunities and careers that high-quality skills offer.”

Blackpool and The Fylde College are delighted to be part of it.