We spend years investing into our children and we often ask them what profession they want to pursue, be it hairdressing, engineering, construction etc. But, should we be asking them to define the profession, or to define the skills?

Identifying their skills and passions, means they can target the desired profession with a clear understanding of what their strengths are, what they want to achieve in the long-term, and the environments they thrive in.

On Saturday 18th November, help them define their goals whilst igniting their minds, with The Skills Show at the NEC – book your free space today.


There’ll be hundreds of employers on hand to talk one-to-one about their respective industries, training, apprenticeships and job opportunities. But, what really sets this event apart is the ‘have-a-go’ element, allowing them to immerse themselves in activities, challenges, simulators and tasks from five different sectors; creative and design, digital and business, engineering and technology, construction and logistics, and health and hospitality.

They can also rub shoulders with the UK’s finest young talent and watch as they compete in their industry skills competitions; many of whom go on to represent the UK at The World Skills Championships.

Or how about Masterclasses from previous competitors, who have since represented the UK internationally, covering topics on cyber security, carpentry, media makeup and special effects, and more. But be quick, only five spaces available for each on Saturday – book today.

With hundreds of exhibitors and skills on show, plan your day with your kids with the help of The Skills Show app, before booking your free tickets.

Special Show Offer

Resorts World Birmingham has a free return shuttle bus and VIP treatment for The Skills Show visitors. All you need to do is show your wristband at Guest Services in the atrium to receive a VIP card full of exclusive shopping and dining discounts at stores, such as; Levi’s, Bench, Carhartt, GBK, as well as Vortex Gaming, the brand-new family entertainment centre.

To find out more information, visit: www.worldskillsuk.org or follow them on Twitter @SkillsShow.