Tes FE podcast: Can WorldSkills transform education?

Sarah Simons speaks with Tes FE deputy editor Julia Belgutay about how WorldSkills is transforming technical education

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In this week's episode of the Tes FE podcast, deputy FE editor Julia Belgutay speaks with Tes columnist and podcast host Sarah Simons about how skills competitions are changing the face of technical education the world over.

Team UK has achieved considerable success in global skills contests, but competitors here receive much less support than their foreign rivals.

Could investing in competitions such as WorldSkills be the key to supercharging technical education? And should we be embedding this approach throughout FE and apprenticeships? Also, as Russia has rebuilt its technical education system around WorldSkills standards with great success, could the UK follow suit?

This podcast relates to an article in the 16 November edition of Tes. Subscribers can read the full story here. To subscribe, click here. To download the digital edition, Android users can click here and iOS users can click hereTes magazine is available at all good newsagents

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