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.

WorldSkills New Zealand 2021

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.

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.

Volunteer opportunities

Give back to your industry to help competitors further their skills by sharing your experience and expertise.