• April 4, 2018
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    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 5, 2017
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    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 24, 2017
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    NZITP Skills Team Wins Gold Medal and 5 Medallions of Excellence

    WORLDSKILLS NEW ZEALAND IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT ITS SKILLS TEAM BRINGS HOME A GOLD MEDAL AND FIVE MEDALLIONS OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE WORLDSKILS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN ABU DHABI. Air New Zealand aircraft engineer, Jarrod Wood, won the gold […]

  • October 9, 2017
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    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 […]

  • 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 […]