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WorldSkills delegation is impressed by our approach to skills training

This week, we were honoured to welcome a delegation from WorldSkills, the global hub for skills excellence and development, to our Victoria Centre of Westminster Kingsway College. As part of their preparations for WorldSkills 2026, to be held in Shanghai, the delegation visited the Victoria Centre of Capital City College Group to gain insights into 16-18 education in the UK.

CCCG students have a strong tradition of excelling in the WorldSkills competition. Last year, Dante Senior, won Bronze at the UK WorldSkills National Finals in the Laboratory Technician category, and several of our students have registered for this year’s competition.

The delegation included Mr Zhang Wei, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Director General of Organisation Department of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, and Ms. Yang Jiaying, Director General of Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.

WorldSkills delegation visiting Capital City College Group.

During the visit, the delegation saw first-hand our commitment to providing high-quality vocational training and education. The delegation was welcomed by our senior leadership team, who highlighted our innovative courses and successful student outcomes.

Among the speakers was celebrity chef Andrew Wong, an alumnus of Westminster Kingsway College. Chef Wong, whose A. Wong restaurant is the only two-Michelin-starred restaurant outside of Asia, shared his inspiring journey from student to culinary star and emphasised the role that Westminster Kingsway College played in his career. Chef Wong said: ‘Westking is the best catering school in the country, the very best for the next generation of chefs’, and added that when he recruits new staff, he knows those coming from Westking will be well-trained and stand out. 

The delegation enjoyed a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, and the visit culminated in a pasta-making masterclass led by Miranda Quantrill, Curriculum Manager – Hospitality and Culinary Arts, highlighting the practical, industry-relevant training our students receive.

Mr Zhang Wei commented: ‘I am deeply impressed by your college that closely integrates skill training and development with employment, giving students confidence in their future. Shanghai is more than happy to strengthen vocational education exchanges and cooperation with the UK and looks forward to welcoming contestants from the UK to the World Skills Competition 2026.’

Angela Joyce, CCCG CEO said: ‘We are delighted to have had the opportunity to share our approach to further education with the WorldSkills delegation. Their visit reflects our dedication to excellence and innovation in vocational training. We are committed to equipping our students with the skills they need to thrive in a competitive global landscape.’

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