Welcome to WorldSkills New Zealand
Home of vocational skill competitions and much more
WorldSkills New Zealand is an independent, non-profit charitable trust founded in 1986, dedicated to encouraging excellence in vocational skills. Many people know WorldSkills for its competitions. This is just one part of what we do. We focus on competitions and the promotion and development of vocational skills and occupations throughout New Zealand.
Focus for 2023
2023 sees the return of WorldSkills NZ regional and national competitions, this year we hold aircraft maintenance and welding competitions, more on these very soon.
In addition we have confirmed partnerships with the following industry associations to promote and support their competitions, where their highest achieving competitors (eligible for international selection) may be given the opportunity to represent New Zealand at WorldSkills Lyon 2024.
- Master Electricians
Master Electricians will run their regional Apprentice Challenges from June-August 2023 with their national final in Auckland on 25/26 August.
- IRHACE (The Institute of Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand Inc)
IRHACE runs the Wally Askew Apprentice Challenge. This year there are three regional competitions held throughout July and a national final on 27/28 October in Palmerston North.
We will continue to look to partner with industries to support them developing and growing their people through skill competitions.
Ways to support WorldSkills New Zealand
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To raise the profile and recognition of skilled occupations.
Give back to your industry to help competitors further their skills by sharing your experience and expertise.