Skills Theatre sponsored by
skillscymru featured inspirational seminars throughout the three days.
The groundbreaking seminar programme featured fun and informative sessions. Ideal for anyone needing insight to find the right job or seeking some refreshing inspiration, these popular talks from successful and well known speakers were free to attend and were both innovative and entertaining.
All places for the seminars were on a first come first served basis so visitors were asked to arrive early to guarantee a seat.
Amazing eggsperiments presented by Techniquest
Techniquest specialises in making science engaging, and this entertaining session turns the spotlight on the egg. What can it demonstrate about chemistry, engineering, and physics? Why does an egg turn from liquid to solid when heated when most things go the other way? How strong is an egg? There’s plenty of opportunity for you to get involved in the amazing eggsperiments!
Breaking into broadcasting presented by BBC Cymru Wales
Interested in a career in the media? This interactive seminar will provide you with some secrets on how to get a successful career in broadcasting, how the BBC recruit and some top tips on their entry level opportunities and trainee schemes in the BBC.
Get geared up for online learning presented by Ufi/learndirect Cymru
An interactive session based around creating the right environment for online learning. Join the session to explore some of the techniques used to create a community of positive e-learners, including simple confidence building measures, creating applications for mobile learning and making effective use of popular tools including Facebook.
Have you got what it takes to be an entrepreneur? presented by Laura Tenison
Laura Tenison has something in common with Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver and Stella McCartney – she has created a successful business and made money! Founder of the baby clothing retailer JoJo Maman Bébé and winner of the 2010 UK Businesswoman of the Year award Laura will offer a great insight into the personal qualities needed to run a successful business; sharing stories of her own career journey and the lessons she learned along the way. Without the need for outside investors, her business has grown from being a kitchen table enterprise to a multi million pound company. If you fancy being your own boss then this is not to be missed.
Make it in the media presented by Gavin Esler
Gavin Esler is a famous presenter, author and award winning broadcaster of BBC’s Newsnight. This session offers you the chance to meet Gavin and get a true account of his career so far, his route to success including the high's and low's and the famous people he has interviewed. A great opportunity to pick up tips if you fancy yourself as a successful journalist or broadcaster in the fast-paced world of media.
Moving on? Presented by Theatr Fforwm Cymru
A performance that explores some of the blocks to moving on in life. Are these…other people…structures…“cops in the head” or a mixture. Take this chance to better understand your main character and help you take the steps you need to move on.
Secrets of a career in the media presented by Esther Rantzen
Esther Rantzen’s career spans more than 40 years and includes presenting 'That's Life' which at its peak reached audience figures of over 18 million, appearances in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and Strictly Come Dancing, standing as a parliamentary candidate and founder of the children's helpline ChildLine. This session will give you the chance to find out how she has survived in the industry and maintained a highly successful career as a journalist and presenter.
Skills competitions presented by Gareth Evans and Cliff Williams, carpenters and former competitors
How can skills competitions open doors to your future…come along to find out about Gareth and Cliff’s experiences during their time competing and discover top tips to help you achieve success in your chosen field. Have you got what it takes to be a successful competitor?
Future thinking: What options are out there? presented by Careers Wales
Explore what career options are available for young people. What do you want to do next? You could stay at school, go to college, start work based training, apply for an Apprenticeship or go straight into a job. This session aims to help you choose the right path for you.
How leadership and skills can make a difference presented by Tim Tindle
Prepare to be inspired. Tim Tindle, Managing Director of Imperial Machine Company, Wrexham is a business leader with international achievement; he has a proven track record in developing, growing and relocating successful businesses. Tim knows what an employer is looking for and he strongly believes in the need for skill development throughout any individual’s career. His inspirational talk will motivate and challenge you to take on more skills and encourage you to drive your career forward in whatever direction you are looking to take.
Skills for a successful public sector career presented by Rachel Lomax
Rachel is the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and a former government official. During this session, she will share her experience both as a public servant and economist and the skills required. You will find out how you can develop a successful career in public service.
Thinking skills presented by WJEC
Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic? Improve your thinking skills and productivity with WJEC.
Learn what type of learner you are and how to maximise your learning potential. Through a series of simple and fun tasks WJEC aims to unleash your learning potential - whatever your level. Using easy and exciting brain exercises you can kick start your learning and propel yourself onto your chosen path.
To be, or to WJEC, that is the question…presented by WJEC
Are you the next Emma Watson or Robert Pattinson? Sheila Hancock or Anthony Hopkins? The acting taster session will help you find out more information about the Performing Arts GCSE which is ideal for developing practical performance skills and incorporates many vocational choices including acting, music technology, circus skills and technical production skills. This session will help develop listening skills, stagecraft and vocal skills in an energetic and fun way to engage learners of all ages.