WorldSkills UK 2012
What is WorldSkills UK - The Skills Show?
THE BIGGEST SKILLS AND CAREERS EVENT IN THE UK FEATURING
COMPETITIONS IN 53 CAREERS
The Skills Show is a unique annual celebration that offers
exciting opportunities in further education, skills and
Apprenticeships, with a view to inspiring the fashion designers,
web developers and engineers of tomorrow.
The Skills Show will play host to a range of skills
activities, all under one roof. Visitors will be inspired by skilss
in action as the best of the nations's young talent perform at
the WorldSkills UK Competitions; they'll be given the
opportunity to have a go at new skills, get up to the minute
careers advice, and access Apprenticeship and real job
opportunities from employers, to help them make that next important
There has never been a more important time for young people
to get help and advice about their future. We know that choosing a
career is never straightforward, but The Skill Show can offer you
and your students a unique opportunity to be inspired and have a go
at a range of skills, then get informed.
This year the event will take place at the NEC in Birmingham
15 to 17 November 2012 and will incorporate skill
competitions, interactive Have a Go activities, spotlight sessions,
showcases, conference and seminar programme and exhibition.
READY TO GET INVOLVED
The Offset Litho competition is based on the work role of
a print technician.
What competencies do I need?
A print technician needs competencies like knowledge of
offset printing materials (paper, ink, etc.), operating with and
measuring of quality control devices, implementing and controlling
safety and environmental regulations.
Have a go.
Prepare, operate and adjust 5 colour sheetfed Heidelberg
offset press with remote control console (semi-)automatic plate
- Produce printed sheets in required quality and quantity.
- Have knowledge of and use a programmable paper
- Mix ink and measure colours with spectrophotometer and find
LAB values and Delta-E values.
- Prepare and set up small offset press.
- Have problem solving skills.
Apply for the skills competition by 14 September 2012. The
heats will take place in Brentford from 10 to 12 October 2012.