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29 June 2011

Register now for complimentary tickets to WorldSkills London 2011

201106_uk_visit_website.jpgBy Sally Eley, WorldSkills London 2011

With just over three months to go before London hosts the world’s biggest international skills Competition, schools, colleges and other training providers outside of the UK are being urged to register for complimentary tickets.

Taking place at ExCeL London from 5 - 8 October, WorldSkills London 2011 will see almost 1,000 young people from across the globe compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in skills as diverse as hairdressing and hospitality to floristry and graphic design. 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the event and allocated visitor slots are running out fast so groups are being urged to confirm their attendance to avoid disappointment.

Alongside the Competition, the event has been designed to ensure that young visitors learn about the skills on display and get the chance to 'Have a Go' at what’s being promoted before finding out exactly how to ‘Make it Happen’ as a career choice by talking to a wide range of international employers and learning institutions.

Chris Humphries, Chairman of WorldSkills London 2011, is convinced that the event and its surrounding activity offer a valuable experience to all visitors. He said: “WorldSkills London 2011 will provide a unique, amazing and inspiring experience to visitors. As well as well as seeing skills in action they will actually be able to try skills they may never have considered in an exciting, dynamic environment. Careers information and guidance will also be available on site and visitors will have the opportunity to meet 100s of top employers including Cisco, Honda, HSBC and L’Oréal Professionnel to find out about working for them."

WorldSkills London 2011 is jointly funded by Government and Industry. Sponsors include: City & Guilds, Cisco, Honda, Snap-on Industrial, Mori Seiki, Geberit, Kunzmann Maschinenbau, learndirect, Lincoln Electric, L'Oréal Professionnel, Mitutoyo, Autodesk, BAE Systems, BT, Fluke Corporation, HSBC, and Nova Verta.

For further information on WorldSkills London 2011 and to register for tickets go to