The NEC to host The Skills Show until 2016

The NEC will continue to host The Skills Show for a further two years, following a successful tender process.

Skills Show – which runs from 13 to 15 November this year – has been
held at the NEC since its launch in 2012. It attracts around 80,000
visitors annually.

Careers orgnisation Find a Future’s Chief Executive Ross Maloney
said: “We are delighted to announce that following a competitive tender
process, the NEC has been appointed to host The Skills Show for a
further two years.

“Many young people are uncertain about how to
take the next step into the world of work, and the excellent facilities
and superb transport links at the NEC enable us to a host a show that
offers visitors experiential careers advice and the opportunity to watch
the UK’s most talented learners and apprentices take part in the finals
of the WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions. It is these experiences that
inspire and help people from all over the UK progress in their chosen

NEC MD Kathryn James said both the venue and the organiser are looking at 100,000 visitors for the show.

such a competitive tender process and the hugely valued collaborative
support from our local authorities, LEP and FE colleges, we’re proud to be confirmed as host venue for The Skills Show for the next two
years,” James said.

“The skills agenda – in particular vocational skills and
apprenticeship learning – is hugely important to us, and since its
inauguration at the NEC in 2012, The Skills Show has established itself
as the nation’s largest skills and careers show, engaging over 80,000
young people annually.”
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