Whangarei Skills Workchoice Industry Experience Event

20 August 2019

Whangarei 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: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm – Evening session 5.30pm – 8.30pm open to the public
Place: Whangarei Boys High School, Kent Road, Regent, Whangarei
Catering: Students will be required to bring their own lunch
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.


Special prizes

Register your school by Friday 2 August 2019 and be in to win exquisite catering for 10 to the value of $250 for your next party or event, thanks to Nourish Catering.

All attendees at the evening session are in the draw to win one of two prizes of a night at Quest Whangarei with breakfast, valued at $190 plus other spot prizes up for grabs!

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