What’s on at Skills Northern Ireland 2018

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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.

Get Skilled 1 – Get Skilled in Catering hosted by The Cookery School @ Workforce Training Services  

Do you have a passion for cooking? Develop your catering skills by learning to make some yummy treats and taste test your creations.

Get Skilled 2 – Get Skilled in the Automotive Industry hosted by Riverpark Training    

Polishing of fresh paint work, diagnostic fault finding, engine, computer diagnostics and gearbox demonstrations will give you an insight into the automotive industry.

Get Skilled 3 – Get Skilled in Construction hosted by CITB NI

Meet Construction Ambassadors and take part in timed construction challenges which include building a mini model staircase and a mini model roof. You can also take the online Go Construct quiz to find out what job in the industry is perfect for you.

Get Skilled 4 – Get Skilled in Water Services hosted by Northern Ireland Water

Get involved with a demonstration highlighting what happens in various areas of water and wastewater services including rigging, drilling and drones.

Ambassador Hub

Ambassadors from local companies and colleges will be roaming the event and will be able to speak to other young people about their own career journeys. There will also be a timetable of apprentices from a whole range of industries available in the Apprenticeship Ambassador Hub, which will be sponsored by Belfast Met.

Careers Hub

Supported by the Department for the Economy’s Careers Service, the 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.

Skills Theatre

Wednesday 7 NovemberThursday 8 Nov
10:15 – 10:35 Belfast Met

Music from the Met

10:15 – 10:35 Belfast Met

Music from the Met

10:50 – 11:10 Kainos

Myths about IT careers busted: explore your digital future  

10:50 – 11:10 The Cookery School @ Workforce

Developing the next generation of chefs!

 

11:25 – 11:45 Northern Ireland Water

Saving lives – the ‘PPE Challenge’!

11:25 – 11:45 CAFRE

Who will feed the world in 2030 – you? 

12:00 – 12:20 CAFRE

Who will feed the world in 2030 – you? 

12:00 – 12:20 Northern Ireland Water

Saving lives – the ‘PPE Challenge’!

12:40 – 13:00 Belfast Met

Fitness at the Met

12:40 – 13:00 The Cookery School @ Workforce

Developing the next generation of chefs!

13:20 – 13:40 The Cookery School @ Workforce

Developing the next generation of chefs!

13:20 – 13:40 Belfast City Council

‘Selling’ yourself and what makes a good interview

13:55 – 14:15 Northern Regional College

Take Ten @ the Musicals

13:55 – 14:15 Belfast Met

Fitness at the Met

Live News Board

The Live News Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in Northern Ireland including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. The exhibitors post these vacancies on the Live News 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!