Try a Skill – EN

Try a Skill – EN2018-09-25T16:11:51+00:00

Try a Skill

Experience the excitement of a skills competition live at the EuroSkills event in September 2020. All the trades and skills represented at EuroSkills invite young people to get involved in one of Austria’s largest careers information exhibitions. That’s why each trade or skill will also have its own interactive space alongside the competition area so that young visitors can try out the various jobs for themselves. “Try a Skill” gives young people the opportunity to gain a hands-on insight into the various occupations represented at EuroSkills.

Spotlight areas will also be installed for each of the six categories of skilled trades, where many different topics will be presented during the event: new technologies, new training opportunities, appealing career opportunities, trends such as digitalisation, “business heroes” and much more from the world of skills and trades. Former world and European champions from the EuroSkills 2020 Heroes team will also be on hand to answer any questions the interested young audience members may have and explain their trades in more detail. What’s more, local companies will also be invited to share job opportunities in their field and make firm offers to interested job seekers.

Objectives

  • Career guidance

  • extensive review of own talents, strengths and associated opportunities. Getting to know a wide selection of trades and skills

  • motivation for creative skills and trades

  • motivation for new technical skills and trades

  • evaluation of career prospects

  • evaluation of shortage occupations

  • presentation of occupational developments / changes

  • integration of Austrian companies into the programme and support for recruitment

  • highlighting of career opportunities and motivation for young apprentices

Target groups

  • School students from grades 5 to 9

  • high-school graduates

  • students at vocational (secondary) schools

  • teachers

  • lecturers

  • parents

Information for schools

Preparation and follow-up during class are important foundations for a successful visit by students from all over Austria to the careers information fair and the European vocational championships.

Information and preparation materials, videos and the “Try a Skill” app will be available for classroom use from September 2019. Information on accommodation options and support programmes can be provided for school groups travelling to Styria from anywhere in Austria and planning to stay for several days.

The documents are available to order now from: graz@euroskills2020.at.