The WorldSkills Olympics took place on 2-7 July in Leipzig, Germany.
It’s an international event that aims to bring together the most talented people in the traditional crafts/trades, as well as those in the modern technology-based vocations, in a series of skill-testing competitions.
UPDATE – For a limited time (until 15th January) you can enjoy a FREE streaming of this full-length film, courtesy of Taco HVAC.
Be sure to check out the Q&A with Richard Yeagley on Taco HVAC’s Facebook page!
A few weeks ago, we made mention of a documentary film about tradespeople and service providers in the USA (The Tradesman: Making an Art of Work). Today, we have the fortune of sharing with you a guest post from the filmmaker himself, Richard Yeagley:
According to the Oxford City Council, there has been a 50% increase in complaints to Trading Standards for garden/tree work alone.
It’s not just customers they’ve got in their sights – it’s proper, credible tradesmen as well.
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday rush of shopping and decorating – but take care not to overlook important winter maintenance. According to a poll by Budget Van Insurance, 1 in 5 British households call out for an emergency trade service during the holidays. If you’ve ever been one of them, you know that holiday callouts don’t come cheap!
The National Homebuilding and Renovating Show will take place on 4th-6th November at the Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Whether you’re a tradesperson looking to expand your skills, or if you’re looking for ideas for your own home build or reno, this show is the place to go for all your homebuilding and renovating needs!
Show features include:
The 2011 Infrastructure Show will be taking place 17th-19th October at the NEC in Birmingham.
While the show is geared toward civil engineers, it’s also for contractors, project managers and others interested in “rail, roads, airports and utilities.”
The show features a seminar programme that will run for all three days and feature 25 industry-expert speakers.
You can find the full Keynote Theatre schedule here.