Training Bursary For SkillHORSE Champion
College has pledged support for SkillHORSE and shown their commitment
by offering a £1000 training bursary for the SkillHORSE Champion.
The winner of this prestigious prize will be decided at SkillCity
- The Skills Show, to be held from 13-16 November 2002 in Manchester.
will be the largest and most exciting gathering of skills in Europe.
Organized by UK Skills and The Prince's Trust it aims to inspire
and motivate young people by demonstrating opportunities for their
future careers whilst also acting as a showcase of the UK's skills
to the rest of the world. Over 80,000 visitors are expected to attend
the event, the vast majority being young people. There will also
be numerous media, sporting and political figures in attendance
over the four days.
will involve competitions, displays by leading riders and "have-a-go"
activities for visitors. It will promote vocational skills in the
horse industry, to recognise and celebrate the achievement of those
working in the industry and to raise standards. The competition
is aimed at young people on Work Based Learning programmes supported
by the Learning and Skills Council and working toward Level 3 in
Horse Care and Management, or those who have achieved NVQ Level
3 no earlier than June 2002.
Stark OBE, Patron of SkillHORSE, is delighted by the support
shown. "The bursary is a highly appropriate prize and will
give the winner an exceptional head-start in furthering their skills
and future career".
Turner, Chair of SkillHORSE and Chief Executive of Stubbing Court
Combined Training Group, initiated this competition with the help
of UK Skills and the Learning and Skills Council. Belinda commented
"Skills in the horse industry will be recognised and represented
for the first time at a national show case event alongside all other
industries. Potentially, this is a very significant step in terms
of the perceptions of the industry by the government, media and
young people - the future workforce. We have been overwhelmed by
the interest fro all the participating colleges and training providers
with nearly all of them putting forward two of their best candidates
for one of the assessment days."
Ammon, Chief Executive of UK SKILLS, added: "UK Skills is delighted
to work with SkillHORSE in helping make sure that skills development
in the horse industry is maintained. SkillCity itself has something
for every young person. Ideas and inspiration for those unsure about
their future and world class competitions for those who have already
SkillHORSE students will be required to ride, lunge, turn out for
a competition and will be interviewed by leading riders on all aspects
of equine management. The best two students from each of the first
three days of SkillCity (13-15 Nov) will go forward to the SkillHORSE
final top be held on the 16th November at SkillCity. The most able
student will win the £1000 training bursary provided by Derby