What’s on at Skills North East

 

Get Skilled stands

Dedicated Get Skilled stands offer in-depth knowledge about certain industries. You can discover new talents and try loads of different skills when you get hands-on with a Get Skilled activity. Experts are always on hand to help as you learn something new and try work-based skills; the aim is to ensure each Get Skilled stand represents a different career sector so we promote as wide a range as possible to you, the visitors.

2017 Get Skilled stands include:

Get Skilled 1:
Get skilled in Arts, Engineering, Sport and Science
Presented by Newcastle College
Try screen printing and get creative, use an SLR camera to see if you’ve got the flare, experience the world of engineering including welding or showcase your skills in the Newcastle College sporting challenge.

Get Skilled 2:
Get skilled in Virtual Reality Technology and Games Design
Presented by Gateshead College
Discover virtual reality games and environments using state of the art software and equipment including the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sculpt your very own games character in 3D using state-of-the-art software and hardware.

Get Skilled 3:
Get skilled in Zoology
Presented by Northumberland College
Stroke a snake, hold a lizard and watch the insects whilst learning about the animals and their natural habitats. The Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens zookeepers will be on hand to answer all your questions on land based animal care.

Feature

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Have a look around an ambulance and learn about the important role this service provides. Service colleagues will be proving information about careers and apprenticeships as well as teaching some resuscitation techniques.

Careers Hub: Presented by Virgin Money

This careers hub is an area is where you get the chance to have one to one advice from the experts. Topics including careers advice, interview skills, volunteering and starting your own business.

2017 timetable

Wednesday 20 September
10:15 – 10:3010:45 – 11:0011:15 – 11:3011:45 – 12:0017:15 – 14:4518:00 – 18:30
12:45 – 13:0013:15 – 13:3013:45 – 14:0014:15 – 14:30
Growth MindsetsPersonal BrandCVFinancial WellnessApprenticeship Programme at Virgin MoneyWork Experience at Virgin Money
Thursday 21 September
10:15 – 10:3010:45 – 11:0011:15 – 11:3011:45 – 12:00
12:45 – 13:0013:15 – 13:3013:45 – 14:0014:15 – 14:30
Growth MindsetsPersonal BrandCVFinancial Wellness

The Skills Stage

The Skills Stage showcases local talent and can include dance, drama, music, cookery, hairdressing and floristry.

WEDNESDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
TIME SLOTCOMPANY NAMESESSION DESCRIPTION
10:00 – 10:20Sunderland CollegeA selection of songs which showcases some of the incredible musical talent from Sunderland College. The set is a mixture of stripped-back covers old and new, with something for every taste.
10:45 – 11:05Gateshead CollegeStudents from Gateshead College will be performing in Dances which reflect some of the styles covered on our provision.
11:30 – 11:50Newcastle College – We are DanceNewcastle College second year dance students take to the stage to perform an emotional piece, ‘Roses’. This passionate contemporary dance is sure to captivate the audience.
12:15 – 12:35South TynesideTBC
13:00 – 13:20TBCTBC
13:45 – 14:05Gateshead CollegeStudents from Gateshead College will be performing in Dances which reflect some of the styles covered on our provision.
14:30 – 14:50Sunderland CollegeA selection of dance pieces from hit Broadway musicals, which showcases some of the incredible dance talent from Sunderland College!
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
10:00 – 10:20Sunderland CollegeA selection of songs which showcases some of the incredible musical talent from Sunderland College. The set is a mixture of stripped-back covers old and new, with something for every taste.
10:45 – 11:05Gateshead CollegeStudents from Gateshead College will be performing in Dances which reflect some of the styles covered on our provision.
11:30 – 11:50Newcastle College – We are DanceNewcastle College second year dance students take to the stage to perform an emotional piece, ‘Roses’. This passionate contemporary dance is sure to captivate the audience.
12:15 – 12:35South TynesideTBC
13:00 – 13:20Sunderland CollegeA selection of dance pieces from hit Broadway musicals, which showcases some of the incredible dance talent from Sunderland College!
13:45 – 14:05Gateshead CollegeStudents from Gateshead College will be performing in Dances which reflect some of the styles covered on our provisio
14:30 – 14:50TBCTBC

 

Live Opportunities Board

The live opportunities board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in the region including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. The exhibitors post these vacancies on the live opportunities board at the event for you to view. Ensure you take a look so that if any interest you, you have the chance to speak to the organisation face-to-face at the event and find out all you can about the role. This is a great way to get ahead of the competition, so don’t forget to take a look!

Activities on stands

Have a virtual tour of New College Durham and the facilities there are available in the college.

Try dexterity tests, have a go on the hot gloves challenges or Speak to staff, current apprentices and graduate trainees about opportunities, entry pathways and progression routes with Northern Powergrid.

Can you beat a giant game of operation? How would you look in scrubs? or how will you stomach some fake urine sampling? Try it all at Health Education England.

Try the Teesside University ‘anatomical Challenge’ and try to fit together internal body parts! Have a go at the guess the logo challenges or beat your friends at top trumps.