Auckland Skills Workchoice Industry Experience Event

22 August 2019

Auckland Skills Workchoice Industry Experience Event

Skills’ Workchoice Industry Experience event provides a great opportunity to inspire Year 11 to Year 13 students, get them excited about their futures and to help them meet their potential, so pencil it into your calendar and we’ll be in touch with more details in the future.

A sneak peek on what students will be exposed to:


Social influencers on a mission to inspire the next generation of tradies


A panel of industry experts talking about their experiences


Exhibitors from a range of companies and training providers


Fun, games, hands-on activities and prizes!

Event Details

Cost: Free
Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Time: 9am – 1.30pm
Place: Manurewa High School, 67 Browns Rd, Manurewa
Catering: A light lunch will be provided
Transport: Your school will be responsible for transporting its students to and from the venue
Release Forms: Students will need to have their parents sign and return a release form, to ensure they have legal permission to attend the event. The form will be emailed to you when you register.

Keynote speakers

Jesse James

As a man who lives for the knife edge of life, Jesse is constantly seeking out the next great adventure. This may be due to the fact he started surfing at age 2, and snowboarding at 9, but whatever the cause – it has certainly shaped a life of action.

Jesse left school at 16 to pursue his plumbing apprenticeship. Once qualified, he headed to America to live and work – chasing his dreams, funded by his solid trade.

Logan Dodds

Young, astute, and with an unmatched zest for life, Logan Dodds has found himself living the life of his dreams – but not without a few bumps in the road along the way.

After being asked to leave school when he was 16, his father imparted some solid advice to a young Logan: “get yourself a trade”. Logan says he has never looked back.

Anton Tusani

Following years of servicing the greater Auckland area as a Registered Electrician, Anton Tusani established Shaolin Electrical in 2016 and has since grown the team. He has over 10 years’ experience in the Electrical field and ensures Shaolin’s work is high quality and efficient. Anton will also be bringing one of his apprentices along to give first-hand advice on what it’s like joining a trade.


Say Hi


0508 SKILLS (0508 754 557)

Postal Address

Freepost 5164, PO Box 24-469, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345

Register your school today

This is a great opportunity for your students to feel more informed about their post-high school study and employment options, so don’t let the opportunity pass them by.

Registrations close on 10 August 2019