We understand University education can be an important part of the education system, but only for some, certainly not all. So how do we fill lift the skill levels of the trades, especially in the current environment?
This is where Worldskills comes in, with the vision to be New Zealand’s Champion in the development of Work Skills Excellence. Their mission is raising the recognition of skill vocations as a rewarding career option, which is essential for our economic growth.
WorldSkills International and its member countries strive to promote excellence in vocational skill areas using several methods, however their main vehicle in this endeavor is a biannual international competition.
To enable members to identify suitable young people to compete at the highest of levels, it is necessary to have a pathway of increasingly complex and robust competitions, which in New Zealand begins at a regional level, then progresses to the national competition.
Malcolm Harris the NZ CEO, CQ member and all round good bugger, is looking to up the ante on the skill levels. So you will be hearing from him again and again in this newsletter in a variety of forms, because this is just so important.