World Skills 2007: UK team features 30 training managers

More training managers will be in the UK WorldSkills team than competitors when they go to the finals in Japan next month.

According to UK Skills, which is organising the 23-strong UK team of skilled youngsters, 30 training managers will go with the competitors. “Each training manager will motivate and coach one competitor and analyse their development. The remainder will act as judges or mentors.”

The UK team flies out to Shizuoka on 9 November and the four-day finals start on 21 November. Some 200,000 spectators are expected to attend.

UK competitors will compete in seven sectors: auto, engineering, IT, hospitality, built environment, hair and beauty, and floristry.

The UK will host WorldSkills 2011 in London. The event is held every two years and pitches youngsters from around the world against one another in work-related skills competitions.

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