WorldSkills winners announced

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25 Sep 2012

Some 70 skilled young tradespeople competed for a place on the New Zealand “Tool Blacks” team at the 2012 National WorldSkills Finals at CPIT on the weekend.

CPIT’s Jesse Dhue (carpentry) and Jake Akers (autobody repair) were among the winners who will now compete at the international competition in Leizpeg, Germany next year. Competitions were held across the trades, from aircraft maintenance and joinery to floristry and restaurant service, on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July.

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Winners Jake Akers (autobody repair) and Jesse Dhue (carpentry) at the WorldSkills awards ceremony.

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Saturday 7 July attended by Members for Parliament Kate Wilkinson, Ruth Dyson, Megan Woods and Su’a William Sio, Christchurch Mayor and Mayoress Bob and Joanna Parker, Tertiary Education Commissioner Ian Boyd and CPIT Chief Executive Kay Giles.

WorldSkills judges from around the country praised CPIT’s facilities and dedicated tutors whose time and expertise made the event possible.

WorldSkills New Zealand is an independent, non-profit Charitable Trust, dedicated to encouraging young people to excel in vocational skills.