Invitation for Experts to train Competitors for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Do you have what it takes to train Competitors for the next WorldSkills International Competition which takes place in Kazan in 2019?  WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which runs from 22 to 27 August 2019, is the world’s largest international skills competition and will see over 1000 young people from 79 countries / regions compete to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill.

 

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Role and Responsibilities of Experts for WorldSkills Kazan 2019

WorldSkills Barbados is looking to recruit Experts to train Competitors for the next WorldSkills International competition which takes place in Kazan in 2019.

WorldSkills Kazan, which runs from 22 to 27 August 2019, is the world’s largest international skills competition and will see over 1000 young people from 79 countries / regions compete to win Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in their chosen skill. For further information on the WorldSkills Barbados programme, please click https://worldskillsbarbados.org.bb/ and the Terms and Conditions.

WorldSkills Barbados is inviting Expressions of Interest for the role of Expert in the following skills:

  • Car Painting
  • Cooking
  • Fashion Technology
  • Graphic Design Technology 
  • Hairdressing
  • Restaurant Service

Applicants are encouraged to apply on the basis of their demonstrable attributes which may have been developed in a wide range of vocational and or occupational settings.

Applicants are requested to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) which addresses the role description and person specification.  Please also include an up to date curriculum vitae (CV).  Where applicable, all applicants must ensure that they have the full support of their current employer prior to applying for the role, and, employers must countersign the application to confirm they understand the commitment required for the role.

Please submit a CV and an Expression of Interest (no more than two A4 pages) detailing how you meet the person specification online (click here) or via email at office@tvetcouncil.com.bb by 4:30pm Friday November 16, 2018

Please add the following in the subject line of the email:

Application for the role of Expert / 2019_Skill_Title_your name.

The Expression of Interest should be addressed to:

The Executive Director

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council

Hastings House West, Balmoral Gap, Hastings Christ Church

Tel: 1 - 246 - 435-3096

Fax: 1 - 246 - 429-2060

E-mail: office@tvetcouncil.com.bb

 

Please note that unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

 

Terms and Conditions

 

The minimum time investment of a WorldSkills Expert is 28 days over a ten month period for training and sensitization.  In addition to this, attendance at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan in August 2019 occupies approximately 20 days over three weeks. 

With this in mind, applicants are requested to make clear the extent of the support offered by their employers, and any conditions relating to that support. They are asked to have their applications counter-signed by a member of the senior management team of their employing organisation.  Where applicants are self-employed, they are asked to make clear the terms of their application on their own behalf.

Applicants cannot be called for selection interview until the terms of their applications are clearly supported.

The selection interview will comprise a presentation, and, a questions and answer session.

Interviews will take place at the TVET Council Barbados during November 2018.

 

Terms of appointment for WorldSkills Barbados Experts

  • Experts will be paid according to the WorldSkills Barbados Schedule of Fees.
  •  Airfare and per diem will be provided for travel during the WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

 

Person Specification

A successful applicant is expected to demonstrate the following attributes:

Skills

  • To observe, analyse, assess and report on performance in extreme detail.
  • To demonstrate the performance of a skill to an exceptional standard, with commentary as required.
  • To convey an understanding of a process or activity through a range of approaches and techniques.
  • In the use of basic information and communications technology.
  • In selecting and using all appropriate techniques for teaching, training and supporting learning.
  • In self-management.
  • In time management.
  • In project and task management.
  • In team leadership.
  • In confidence building and influencing.
  • In oral communication in known and unfamiliar settings.
  • In formal and informal written communication, including by electronic means.
  • In deriving, retaining and applying information.
  • In working in a safe and appropriate manner on all occasions.
  • In fulfilling representational roles.

 

Applied knowledge

  • To an outstanding degree, of a relevant trade, craft or skill, and the factors bearing upon it.
  • Of international practices and standards in the trade, craft or skill, and of the factors bearing upon them.
  • Of the main principles of and approaches to learning, teaching and training.
  • Of the main principles of and approaches to assessment.
  • Of principles and approaches to the support of other individuals.
  • Of the legal and regulatory environment governing the skill.

 

Functional attributes

  • A respect and liking for young people.
  • High personal standards of behaviour, sensitivity and responsiveness.
  • High personal standards of integrity and responsibility.
  • A willingness to put collective goals above personal interest.
  • A willingness to adopt new approaches, methods and techniques.

 

Role of WorldSkills Barbados Expert

The role falls into the following responsibilities:

  1. To make a major contribution to the enhanced performance and wellbeing of WorldSkills Barbados competitor at the international competition.
  2. To help develop and maintain the WorldSkills Competition in a particular skill.
  3. To oversee and participate in the training of competitors for the WorldSkills Competition.
  4. To participate in the WorldSkills Kazan Competition as the Barbados’ designated expert.
  5. To support the development of WorldSkills Barbados Programme to ensure it meets WorldSkills International Standards.

 

Responsibility 1: To make a major contribution to the enhanced performance and wellbeing of WorldSkills Barbados competitor at the international competition.

Main duties:

  1. To demonstrate and represent the standards aspired to by international skills and development.
  2. To take a leading role in the effort to secure at least a Medallion for Excellence in the relevant skill.
  3. To work with others to maximise the progress and development of competitors.
  4. To participate in the training and development of all experts.
  5. To participate in the appraisal processes of WorldSkills Barbados.
  6. To pursue personal training and development goals, seeking assistance as required.
  7. To provide feedback, for the benefit of both WorldSkills Barbados and relevant sectors, on alternative training and skill techniques.

 

Responsibility 2: To help develop and maintain the WorldSkills Competition in a particular skill.

Main duties:

  1. To participate in the biennial post-WorldSkills Competition review, and update the competition material accordingly.
  2. To identify the relevant international standards for the skill.
  3. To advise on the material required to select potential WorldSkills competitors.
  4. To advise on training and assessment materials for potential WorldSkills competitors.
  5. To analyse and review potential competitors’ training needs and prepare draft plans for the technical training and preparation of those competitors.
  6. To prepare assessment plans to meet the needs of the potential competitors, other trainers and assessors, WorldSkills Barbados and others as appropriate.
  7. To work with WorldSkills Barbados and to estimate and manage the costs and resources required to deliver the plans.
  8. To work with WorldSkills Barbados and its partners to implement programmes of training and preparation.
  9. To highlight potential problems in fulfilling the technical training and preparation.
  10. To work with WorldSkills Barbados and its partners to monitor and enhance the programme and its results.

 

Responsibility 3: To oversee and participate in the training of competitors for the WorldSkills Competition

Main duties:

  1. To establish sound relationships with the training team, competitors and others who have a bearing on the competitors’ performance [specifically and generally].
  2. To share information that contributes to the training of individuals.
  3. To complete initial assessments of competitors.
  4. To revise and propose training and assessment plans accordingly.
  5. To oversee and support the delivery of the technical training and associated training and assessment plans.
  6. To prepare and execute test projects and other assessments, in conjunction with others as required.
  7. To maintain up to date training and assessment records which are available for monitoring, discussion and feedback.
  8. To raise with Technical Delegate, immediately, issues and concerns potentially or actually affecting competitor’s performance.
  9. To participate in centrally organised training events with other WorldSkills Experts, sponsors and competitors.

 

 

Responsibility 4: To participate in the WorldSkills Kazan Competition as the Barbados’ designated expert.

Main duties:

  1. To establish and maintain effective relationships with the Chief Expert, Deputy Chief Expert and other experts for the skill.
  2. To participate in the discussion forum on the WorldSkills website to at least the minimum required standards.
  3. To prepare competition test project(s) according to the international technical description, the competition rules, and any valid agreements.
  4. To develop and maintain a detailed and accurate knowledge of the assessment practices, processes and procedures that apply to the competition.
  5. To maintain a detailed and accurate knowledge of the general and specific rules and regulations of the WorldSkills Competition, and to abide by these without exception.
  6. To review and appraise the tools, equipment and materials required for the competition, advise on any immediate or potential difficulties arising and propose solutions.
  7. To participate in briefing and training sessions for the Barbados team prior to the WorldSkills Competition.
  8. To attend the WorldSkills Competition as a designated Barbados expert for the full specified period and to stay in the accommodation allocated to experts by the organisers.
  9. To work with the international jury during the competition to update and amend the technical description as required, and to inform the WorldSkills Barbados of any significant changes.
  10. To provide intensive support for the competitor and fully safeguard his or her interests within the framework of the rules.
  11. To provide feedback to WorldSkills Barbados on (a) the competitor’s performance in the competition and (b) the conduct of the WorldSkills Competition in a timely manner.
  12. Where appropriate to take responsibility for the competitor’s toolbox and work wear, taking advice from WorldSkills Barbados in doing so.

 

Responsibility 5: To support the development of WorldSkills Barbados Programme to ensure it meets WorldSkills International Standards.

Main duties:

  1. Conduct information sessions with instructors at institutions on developments in the occupational area following WorldSkills Kazan.
  2. To provide a report on WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition
  3. To assist WorldSkills Barbados in the advocacy of skills development, excellence and the WorldSkills Programme.
  4. To participate in promotional and media related activities on behalf of WorldSkills Barbados.