MP backs new skills initiative

PUBLISHED: 18:53 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:55 11 May 2010

MP Oliver Heald is backing skills competitions being organised for young people in the area. The Royston MP has given his support to UK Skills, a not-for-profit organisation which organises skills competitions in sectors including engineering, IT, cultu

MP Oliver Heald is backing skills competitions being organised for young people in the area.

The Royston MP has given his support to UK Skills, a not-for-profit organisation which organises skills competitions in sectors including engineering, IT, cultural and creative arts, built environment, and professional, social and hospitality services.

Mr Heald said: "The UK has a wealth of young people who are currently studying and training in skills-based careers, but their talent is often overlooked, and other career routes have been seen as 'better options'.

"But now is the time to realise that it is these young people who will help ensure the UK keeps functioning even through these difficult economic times.

"I would like to see students from Royston take part in the international WorldSkills Competitions to showcase just what talent we have in the area."

To find out more about the competitions, visit www.worldskillsuk.org.

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