View Full Version : London to host skills Olympics

Lucifer Box
10th May 2006, 09:23
London will host the 2011 WorldSkills games - an Olympic-type event featuring hairdressing, welding and landscaping - after beating two rival bids.

The victory - over efforts by Sweden and Australia - was announced at 0400BST in Melbourne on Wednesday.

About 40 nations will compete in the event, which will cost £22m to run. The government is providing £11m.

Education Secretary Alan Johnson said it was "wonderful news" and would raise the profile of skills training.
Very laudable I'm sure, but where is the exposure for the real skills needed in modern Britain?

- Disability benefit and how to claim it
- Faking an illness / depression (see also above)
- Joy riding
- Happy slapping
- Violating the terms of your ASBO without going inside

Any others?

10th May 2006, 09:34
Touching yourself?

Gold Dalek
10th May 2006, 09:36
World Lorry access and stowaway undetected 'till in the UK cup

Lucifer Box
10th May 2006, 09:36
Touching yourself?