Julia Belgutay

Team UK is on top of the world – but for how long?

Funding for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi ‘at tipping point’ despite record EuroSkills success

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EuroSkills 2016 has been a competition to remember for Team UK, with its representatives returning from Gothenburg in Sweden with a record haul of medals.

But the organisation behind the UK’s successful campaign has warned that a series of funding cuts have left it at a “tipping point”.

Carole Stott, chair of WorldSkills UK, told TES that, without additional financial support from the government, the body would struggle to replicate this success at WorldSkills, the biggest international skills contest, which takes place in Abu Dhabi next year. Figures obtained by TES show that core government ...

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