• August 14, 2017
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    How Skills Savvy are You?

    Find out just how much you know about the different trade and vocational skills. You might just be skills savant or talent of the trades. Take our online quiz and share your results by posting a comment below and/or sharing […]

  • August 4, 2017
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    Kiwi Student is WorldSkills Abu Dhabi’s Official Vlogger

    Meet  Jacob Dawson, the 23-year-old New Zealander who won the World Youth Skills Day 2017 vlogger competition. His winning video on dunes, dreams, and dedication to design led him to become as the official vlogger for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Jacob […]

  • July 26, 2017
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    Delving into Dalton Electrical

    One of the biggest support a competitor can have is from his or her employer, especially once selected to vie for a position in the NZ Skills Team that will represent NZ in international competitions.   Competitors will then […]

  • June 28, 2017
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    NZ to Learn from Russia’s Solution to Skills Shortage

    Robert Urazov, Director General WorldSkills Russia, comes to New Zealand at the end of the month to share how the organisation has successfully become the skills development engine for economic and industrial growth for the Russian Federation within the […]

  • June 20, 2017
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    Celebrate World Youth Skills Day and Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi

    All around the world, WorldSkills celebrates World Youth Skills Day on 15 July 2017, with member countries participating through different activities. With hashtags #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to be used for everyone to join WorldSkills and the United Nations in raising […]

  • April 18, 2017
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    Awesome Auto Tech’s Abilities

    Kudos to Logan Candy, our automotive technology NZITPs Skill Team member, for winning the NZDF Skills Competition. Logan represented 2 Combat Service Support Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Logistics Regiment at the recent NZDF Skills Competition held at Burnham […]

  • April 12, 2017
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    Cheers to the Catering Champions

    We are proud to announce that the New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytehcnics (NZITPs) Skills Members, Nicholas Todd and Kimberley de Schot, were champions of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) catering competition, the 2017 Roy Smith Memorial […]

  • March 20, 2017
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    WorldSkills NZ and WelTec celebrate the hard work of good people

    WorldSkills New Zealand and WelTec celebrate the significant contribution of long-serving staff volunteers. With a combined service of well over a century, WelTec staff volunteers champion the goals and activities of WorldSkills by being mentors, coaches, managers and experts […]

  • March 17, 2017
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    Carey’s Sparky Way to Success

    “World skills was a great experience. I worked hard (mostly), learnt a lot, and met great people.” It was in 2001 when Carey Thomassen joined the MB Electrical team as an electrical apprentice and tradesman, which led him to take […]

  • March 8, 2017
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    Not Just Another Grease Girl

    She’s a grease girl — that is, a qualified automotive technician. She competed against the best in her trade at Oceania and the WorldSkills International Competition in 2015 in Sao Paulo. She came on top of a national driving […]

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