• February 15, 2019
    Sam Heaven – Deliciousness from Heaven

    When it comes to food, Sam Heaven makes it a work of art.   The future looks sweet for top Hawke’s Bay chef Sam Heaven who’s now moved to Auckland to further his skill. The culinary and visual arts […]

  • April 4, 2018
    Michael is Keeping it Cool

    When it comes to climate control, Past Competitor Michael Ridenton is cool as a cucumber.   It was in 1988, when he was a 20-year-old refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice at Cooke Industries, that Michael was shoulder tapped to […]

  • December 22, 2017
    New Zealand Gains a Seat on the WorldSkills Champions Trust

    WorldSkills New Zealand (WSNZ) Past Competitor and 2016-2017 Team Leader Assistant, Amelia Addis, has been officially selected to be one of the Representatives of the WorldSkills Champions Trust (WSCT)! Following WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, the WSCT had 42 applications for […]

  • December 5, 2017
    Luke Sparks Brightly in WorldSkills

    One of WorldSkills New Zealand’s pride is a Past Competitor, who has continued to give back to the organisation by volunteering his time and sharing his skills as a sparky: Luke Boustridge. Luke first participated in WorldSkills as a […]

  • October 9, 2017
    Chef William Takes on the World

    Confident. Highly-Skilled. Focused. Daring. Driven. Meet William Mordido, a young Kiwi chef who has come a long way after joining WorldSkills in 2012. He was in this second year of apprenticeship at Sky City when he joined – and […]

  • July 26, 2017
    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 […]

  • March 17, 2017
    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
    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 […]

  • March 7, 2017
    Female Plumbers: Shaping the Industry

    (Left) Jade Winter, (middle) Nikita Ward, and (right) Phoebe Coers all competed in the 2016 WorldSkills New Zealand National Competition   Plumbers are never short of a job in NZ, and as these three young women have proven it, […]