To compete in national competitions, competitors are expected to train at least 20 hours after regional or industry-led competitions.

Tool Blacks team members are expected to train at least 40 hours prior to the WorldSkills international competition.

Mentors and/or skills managers work with employers of competitors to help facilitate part of the training required to be covered on-the-job.


Training Camps

WorldSkills New Zealand organises training camps for the Tool Blacks team, held on a weekend, twice prior to an international competition.


24 – 25 February 2017



26 – 27 August 2017