SkillBuild is run by CITB with the endorsement of WorldSkills, competition managers for the bi-annual WorldSkills competitions, and covers ten craft occupations:
- Cabinet Making
- Dry Walling Systems
- Painting and Decorating
- Wall and Floor Tiling
For the first time, the SkillBuild National Final will be held alongside the Skills Show at NEC, Birmingham. The competition will run between Wednesday 13 November and Friday 15 November.
For further information on the National Final, including the list of competitors who have been invited to compete, please visit the National Final page.
15 regional heats took place across England, Scotland and Wales :
The regional heats involve students working on test plans which take a day to complete, with the highest scorers put forward to compete in the national final.
Drawings and tool lists from 2012 are available to download to use as practice.
For the first time there will be New Entrant and Senior categories across all trades to encourage young people and those that have not entered a skills competition before to enter.
The two categories are defined as:
New Entrant – This level is applicable to students who are working on a diploma or working towards their first year of training.
Senior – This level is applicable to students that have completed their Level 1 and are working towards Level 2/3
If you have any questions regarding the SkillBuild competition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Success at the SkillBuild regional heats will give entrants the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team and progress to compete at the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
To compete in international WorldSkills events, competitors must be no more than 22 years of age in the year of competition. For the 2015 WorldSkills event, competitors must have been born on or after the 1st January 1993.