Details from Stan Draper, Southern Science and Technology Forum, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ. Telephone 01703 558379; fax 01703 672714 * National skills competitions for young vehicle mechanics are to be promoted by SkillAuto, a new motor industry group backed by the Retail Motor Industry Federation and motor and road transport industry training bodies.
The skills covered will include: light and heavy automotive mechanics, agricultural vehicles and autobody repairs.
* A workshop-based conference for college travel and tourism lecturers will be held in Birmingham on March 9. Topics will include: simplifying GNVQ assessment procedures; travel and tourism assignments; curriculum developments; preparing for funding council inspections.
The top speakers are Martyn Roads, BTEC's travel and tourism education adviser, and Bob Harrison, principal of South Nottinghamshire College.
Details from: Mike Bryan, conference coordinator, Network Training, Hillbrook House, Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH. Telephone: 01 823 353354; fax: 01 823 352202.